The report highlights how women lag behind men in career advancement and compensation—trends the study says "imperil the leadership pipeline for women."
In a day and age when it seems like women should have an easier time getting into seats of power, the opposite may be true.
A 2010 report conducted by Mercer says that 71 percent of the all global companies do not have a clearly defined strategy or philosophy for the development of women into leadership roles.
When women do find themselves in power, not all of them display the characteristics that differentiate them from men, says Stephen Xavier, an executive coach and president and CEO of Cornerstone Executive Development Group.
"Women usually fall into three camps," says Xavier, who has worked exclusively with Fortune 500 executives. "There are those who go along for the ride to be accepted, those who become 'one of the boys' and those who are just themselves. The last group are the ones who do things differently and it shows up in better results."
Even if women are successful, acceptance among their male peers is not easy, argues Dr. Jean Lau Chin, Professor in the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.Page 3 of 5 | Prev Page | Next Page