What's Holding Women Back at Work? One Study Has the Answer

Ever since I can remember, I've had an internal drive to be successful at whatever I put my mind to. I never thought for a second that my ambition was any less than that of my male colleagues, but it seems women have been labeled as less career-focused than men, with Forbes even reporting that more women are losing career ambitions after college. However, a recent study, published in the Journal of Community, Work & Family and led by Ithaca College professor and work and family specialist Stephen Sweet, sheds new light on the perceived differences and debunks the myth that women are less career-centric than men. So what's holding women back? Scroll down to read the study's findings.

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Do you agree that a lack of opportunity is holding women back? What do you think women can do to incite societal change and influence companies to open doors for women? Share your thoughts below.