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Steve Jobs once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” However, not all companies have an engaged workforce, particularly when it comes to female staff. Explore the reasons senior-level women report feeling less engaged in the workplace with experts from The Boston Consulting Group, a leading global management consulting firm. Learn a systematic approach to close the gender gap and benefit not just women, but all employees. getAbstract recommends this eye-opener to business leaders and executives in all fields, as well as anyone interested in concrete benefits to women’s advancement.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why many senior-level women feel less engaged at work than men,
  • What the best-performing companies do to close the gender gap, and
  • How companies can improve the engagement of women and ultimately all workers.

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The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and business strategy adviser.



An engaged workforce is an essential component of a thriving company. However, a global analysis of 345,000 people’s “working preferences and engagement” showed that senior-level women are often less engaged than men. Women report a lack of appreciation for their opinions and hard work, in stark contrast to their male colleagues. As men move up the ranks, they typically feel an increase in support for their “nonwork obligations.” As women become more senior, on the other hand, they report a decrease in support for programs such as flextime and paid time off. Women are more...

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