Big company managers, male and female alike, think women’s family commitments will interfere with their ability to perform executive level jobs says a recent study from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Business Administration. Additionally, the managers saw men as a better fit for the company’s senior roles than they did the “softer” women, regardless of skill level.
For this reason, not surprisingly, studies also report what we already know–that women are cycling out of fulltime corporate positions fairly quickly so they can create meaningful, paid work that has that other quality multi-taskers and jugglers prize so highly–flexibility.
Or, to put it another way, even if you’re a well-paid female exec, at a certain point does the combination of corporate slog (which knows no gender), male-dominated and male-centric environment (the usual in many industries) and lack of flexibility lead to the code words “fuck it” ?
And to starting a business of your own? Seems that way.