Growing Pool of Female Talent Poised to Knock on the Boardroom Door
everywoman has partnered with Marie Claire on the recent Marie Claire @work survey. The results have provided a real insight into the attitudes and ambitions of young women, highlighting the determination and drive of young women, who often tend to put their career first. Indeed the results showed that 75 per cent say work is ‘very important’ or ‘the most important thing’ in their life, and 2 in 3 women admit they are often obsessive about work.
It has highlighted a new type of female careerist who is making their mark in the workplace, seemingly borne of the recession - often working weekends and over five hours of overtime per week, yet embracing the opportunity to further their career. Now is not the time for taking a foot off the career pedal for these young women it seems, as ambition is viewed as a positive.
Over 80 per cent thought it ‘important’ or ‘very important’ to see women in senior positions within their organisation, however it seems there is a long way to go, as over 70 per cent said that there “were few” or “no women” actually occupying these senior positions where they worked.
“This research goes to show that role models are of vital importance to ambitious young women and that there is a growing pool of female talent poised to knock at the board room door. British business now needs to invest in and harness this talent, which in turn will drive diversity and growth.”
Karen Gill MBE, co-founder of everywoman
The full survey results are available to view in the November edition of Marie Claire magazine.