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The Promise of Future Leadership: Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline project surveys graduates of leading business schools in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, with the intent of assessing their career values, goals, and expectations, the developmental opportunities afforded them, and their strategies for managing work and family life. The reports highlight the differences in women's and men's career experiences and satisfaction; some feature perspectives from global leaders and other experts.

The fifth report, High Potentials in the Pipeline: Leaders Pay It Forward, reveals that high potentials who have received career development are now “paying it forward” and developing others while also receiving tangible career benefits for investing in the development of future leaders. Findings show that:

  • Critical career experiences lead talent to pay it forward.

  • Paying it forward pays off in the form of greater advancement and higher compensation.

  • Women do pay it forward and to a greater extent than men.


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Gerald Lema, Corporate Vice President & President, Asia Pacific, Baxter International Inc. discusses women and ambition. Click the image below to watch the video.


Research Partners: BloombergBMO Financial GroupChevron CorporationCredit SuisseDell Inc.Deloitte LLPDesjardins GroupDeutsche Bank AGErnst & YoungGeneral Motors CompanyHewlett-Packard CompanyIBM CorporationKeyBankMcDonald’s CorporationSodexo, Inc.UPS