- Women top the charts in key skills.
- Women outperform men on key leadership competencies, such as communicating, coaching, organizing people, thinking creatively and solving problems.
- Women also score higher than men on traits that are essential in today's collaborative work environments, such as empathy, transparency and inclusiveness.
- Women and younger workers are driving new leadership models.
- Generations X and Y perceive a smaller "gender gap" among workplace leaders than Boomers do.
- Women demonstrate the career paths and leadership styles that younger generations favor.
- Women are turning the career ladder into a labyrinth.
- 58 percent of women leaders describe their career paths as "nonlinear."
- 87 percent of women executives and managers shift career paths in midlife.
- Continuous education is key to career development.
- 90% of jobs in high-growth industries require at least some postsecondary education.
- Managers rank education as the most important activity needed for leadership in their industries.
Women Lead: New Research Explains How Women Are Redefining Careers In The Knowledge Economy
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