Here’s some uplifting news for women in the workplace.
According to a new poll from the March issue of Women’s Health magazine, nearly half of all women feel they are more successful in their careers than the man in their life.
The poll surveyed 900 women about their careers and found some very positive results like:
- 49% of women feel they are more successful than their significant others
- 78% feel they are doing well in their chosen field
- 70% of women say they don’t need their partner to have more career success than they do
The poll also found that women “don’t feel they’ve made it until they are making at least $100,000 a year.”
Of the study Lisa Bain, the magazine’s executive editor says, “The feedback we get…is that the guys in their lives don’t feel threatened by their success—they’re more likely to get a kick out of it. Maybe that’s because the women themselves are comfortable with it…”
You mean women are excelling in the workplace and their partner’s manhood remains intact? And women themselves are ok with their success – say even proud of it?
Have you ever read a poll that told you the reverse? That women are no longer threatened by their boyfriend or husbands’ success and that men are finally proud of themselves and comfortable with their success?
Polls like that don’t exist because it has always been ok – even necessary – for men to be successful in their careers. But conversely women have fought long and hard to make their way in the workplace and many continue to fight to close the wage gap and scatter the glass ceiling once and for all.
I’m happy to see that women are feeling more confident and successful in their careers, but why is this so surprising? We should expect women to succeed in their careers just as much as we should expect this from men.
That would be a sign of true success.
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