The challenges that women face in their jobs and what is viewed as “success” has changed a bit over the last 5-10 years, both within the U.S. and globally.
In order to identify what women really want from their jobs, LinkedIn asked thousands of professional women across the globe what they viewed as important elements of their careers.
One of the most interesting differences noted in the study is that today women consider work-life balance to be significant, while 5 to 10 years ago, a high salary would have been considered the most important consideration in a career.
Why the change? It may be due to a shaky economy, which has translated to smaller staffs and forced people to do more as part of their basic job description. We also rely more on on technology and, thanks to smart-everything devices, are constantly connected to our work environments. Always thinking about work would mean you certainly want to be satisfied with what you do.
Also, as noted in the study, job flexibility is an important factor to women globally, with two out of three working mothers agreeing that flexibility is one of the most wanted elements in a job.
Take a look at the infographic below if you are interested in other findings of the What Women Want study.
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