Myth: Women don’t aspire to senior leadership role
Fact: Women’s career aspirations do not differ from men and their ambition grows as their work experience grows.
Myth: Caring for children stops women from making it to the top
Fact: The overall impact of having a family is less than what people think. Having a family slows women’s career progression marginally, but it’s not a significant factor in preventing them from getting to the top.
Myth: Women aren’t at the top because they lack confidence
Fact: Women are honest about their skills when putting themselves forward to unfamiliar challenges.
Myth: Women don’t have connections that open doors at the top
Fact: Women understand the link between professional connections and career advancements, and they tend to choose formal channels to build their profiles.
Myth: Women don’t stick it out to make it to the top
Fact: The reason women aren’t getting executive level roles is because of a lack of promotion, rather than attrition.