The Four-Letter Word Holding Women Back At Work

Posted on January 27, 2020 | January 27, 2020

The reality is very simple: Women who take risks are more successful. Given the volatility and uncertainty of the world of business today, with unprecedented changes and the threat of disruption at every corner, taking the leap into the unknown is a critical business skill.

But, in spite of this fact, women aren’t doing it as much as men. According to KPMG’s latest Women’s Leadership Study, only 43% are willing to take the bigger risks associated with career advancement. What I’ve found with my own experience through the women I coach and work with is that the more junior women are in their careers, the more willing they are to take big risks. Interestingly, as they become more experienced and more self-confident, they become less open to risk-taking, and this was confirmed in KPMG’s study, with only 37% of women with 15-plus years of experience willing to take big career-defining risks. Not exactly the results you’d expect.

According to the study, women are more likely to be less confident talking about their accomplishments, asking for a higher salary or volunteering to do a big presentation — all things which would increase their visibility and their career advancement prospects. Click here to read full article.


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