A majority of executive women say they must both change their leadership styles and be more adaptable than their male counterparts in order to lead successfully and advance in their careers, according to a new study released today by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm.
“Advancing the Future of Women in Business: A KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit Report” polled 550 high-performing executive women who are 1-2 career steps away from the C-suite and have participated in the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit.
“As KPMG’s chairman and CEO, I’m especially passionate about our firm’s commitment to advancing more women into the C-suite,” said Lynne Doughtie. “It’s important for organizations everywhere to gain a more thorough understanding of the specific challenges women on the verge of breaking into the C-suite face. Our latest study provides valuable insights into these challenges. We hope it inspires women to aim high and lead with purpose.”
Key findings of the study include:
The women executives included in the in-depth survey represent a range of industries across more than 150 of the world’s leading organizations and were nominated by their CEOs to attend the Summit.
Source: directsellingnews .com
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