Men and women start their careers feeling equally
comfortable with traditional paths to the top, as
measured by agreement with the following statement:
These new employees likely come into the workforce
with bright-eyed optimism regarding the expectations
of them and their ability to meet those expectations.
While this study showed no significant difference in women’s
aspiration levels based on marital status or motherhood, many
employees still shift their priorities toward non-work interests
later in their careers. “Many top-level execs are ‘on’ 24/7 and
that is not appealing at all,” one survey respondent commented.
More bluntly, “[I don’t want] to trade my personal life” to meet
the organisation’s demands, wrote another.
SOURCE: Brian and Company. Bain Report 2014