This Week in Leadership
Purpose is Powering Through the Pandemic
Best-selling author Dan Goleman on why “stakeholder” capitalism, defying skeptics, has gained more traction during the pandemic.
While the vast majority of executive women in finance are satisfied professionally and would recommend a finance career to others, far fewer plan to stay in the finance function until retirement.
This is among the important findings of Executive Women in Finance: Unique Challenges and Opportunities (PDF), a study conducted by the Financial Officers Practice of Korn/Ferry International to better understand the professional experiences of this unique group of individuals. The research covers a wide array of issues, including: career satisfaction and loyalty; key success drivers; the impact of gender on success in the finance field; sacrifices made to achieve success; mentorship; and work/life balance. The findings have broad implications both for companies that wish to recruit and retain top female talent and for executive women in finance themselves, as they map their future career paths and goals.