This first large-scale, national study of executive women in the largest U.S. companies provides information about senior women’s career experiences and expectations, and compares their perceptions to those of CEOs. In addition, organizational strategies for recruiting, developing, and retaining women are provided.
Impetus: This research represents the first rigorous study of the work-related attitudes and experiences of women executives.
Findings: Women and CEOs agree on several issues, including the importance of companies demonstrating top-level commitment, being willing to take risks on high-potential women, and helping employees balance work and personal or family responsibilities.
Sponsor: The Seagram Company Ltd.