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Women Network, Still Not Getting Ahead

August 18, 2010 by  
Filed under professional development, work

Interesting study released suggesting that as women we have friends at work, but not the networks needed to get ahead in the workplace. 

The study, ‘With a Little Help From My Friends?’ Gender, Social Closure, and Network Support,” found that because women are typically in lower-status positions, they do not receive assistance that will help with future career goals.

Written by Gail McGuire, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Indiana University South Bend, McGuire studied one of the largest financial services organizations and evaluated its informal network support. The financial services organization is a major employer of women, but women tend to be located in lower-status positions. The men, who are of a minority at this organization, occupy higher-ranking positions.

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