The latest Today’s Professional Woman Report from LinkedIn and Citi explores how women and men define and achieve success. To continue the conversation, visit Connect: Professional Women's Network at http://www.linkedin.com/womenconnect.
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New Gender Gap The latest Today’s Professional Woman Report from LinkedIn and Citi explores how women and men define and achieve success.
Inspired by the conversations in
Connect: Professional Women’s Network -- the fastestgrowing LinkedIn group, powered by Citi – Today’s Professional Woman Report explores women’s career and financial concerns. For the first time, the survey included men, which helped offer even more perspective on women’s approaches to work and life. The findings suggest that the gender gap still exists, though not always in the ways we might expect.
“When I don’t feel challenged,
valued or like there is room for growth, I begin to explore my options. I also believe that when you no longer support/agree with the company’s business model or the direction they are going, it is time to look elsewhere.” Andreana Salvemini, Lead Account Manager
More women than men are
employed in careers that differ from what they thought they would do when graduating college (45% vs. 36%). Women are also more likely to think that they will work in a totally different industry or at a different company in 10 years (30% vs. 19%).
While nearly half (47%) of
women surveyed feel they’ve achieved their personal goals and consider themselves successful, women are more likely than men to make several career transitions as they progress toward their goals.
“I have to be happy
in my job 70% of the time. 30% of the time, it’s ok not to have the salary you want, the title you want or be in the location you want. But once your overall happiness about the job goes down, that’s when I start looking for another one.” Surya Santhi, Digital Strategist
When it comes to defining
success, men place more emphasis on marriage and children. 79% of men equate “having it all” with being in a “strong, healthy marriage” versus only 66% of women. And when it comes to kids, 86% of men factor children into their definition of success versus 73% of women.
The number of women who
do not factor marriage or relationships into their definition of success has nearly doubled (from 5% to 9%) since the survey was first conducted in July 2012.
“Success is composed of being
successful with your work skills, your communication and your human relations. I am happy when I meet my goals -- the big ones and the little ones.” Judith König, Global Marketing