Women start their careers hungry to attain a powerful job, but lose their appetite as they age. Even for women without children, and those who are breadwinners, power loses its luster for the 35-to-50 age group.
Women do not aspire for a powerful position because they perceive the burdens of leadership outweigh the benefits.
Yet research undertaken by the Center for Talent Innovation has revealed that it’s power that allows women to fulfill the five-point value proposition that women without power in their current roles expect.
The five things women want
- to flourish
- to excel
- to reach for meaning and purpose
- be empowered and empower others
- to earn well.
The report explores women’s misunderstanding of power and the benefits it can bring and examines the flywheels of women’s fierce ambition: What drives them and what inspires them to remain fully engaged and on track for leadership roles.