Korn/Ferry International, in collaboration with the Eugene M. Lang Center for Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School and the Duran Group, has issued a new study entitled, What Women Want in Business: A Survey of Executives and Entrepreneurs, a landmark analysis on women executives in the U.S. who are departing the corporate world for small business and entrepreneurship opportunities. The results of our study offer surprising insight into some of the reasons why women are leaving the ranks of corporate America. Among the reasons cited are the opportunity to take risks, a seat at the decision-making table and generous compensation for their performance.

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