In nearly every industry, women are well represented in management until they approach the senior echelon. At that point, they begin to fall away. When they leave, companies lose the many documented advantages that women possess as leaders and innovators. The absence of senior women exacerbates the gender pay gap and becomes self-perpetuating when rising women see no further upward path for them. Formal corporate initiatives intended to retain women can be undermined by structural and cultural barriers. Some widely held beliefs about why women leave—such as the assumption that family responsibilities derail career ambitions—have been debunked by recent research. As women and companies seek to address these concerns, here are some key takeaways:read full report
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