Dream big if you want to land the top job

How women can bridge the gender gap at work

How to bridge the gender gap

Want to know how to bridge the gender gap?
Dream bigger. That’s what women in the millennial workforce need to do to bridge the gender gap and land the top jobs.
A new report shows that women don’t aspire to the big jobs as much as men. It also found that they have less confidence in their leadership skills than their male colleagues.

The aspiration gap

According to the Deloitte 2015 Millennial Survey just 47 percent of women aspire to be their company’s number one – compared to 59 percent of men.
More women hope to be senior managers (57 percent), but a more significant 64 percent of men had the same aspirations.
These same women said their professional, communication and creative skills were at least as good as, if not better than, those of their male peers when they left college or university.

Confidence in the workplace

So what happens to them in the workplace?
Tara Sophia Mohr, founder of the Playing Big leadership programme for women, gives a fascinating insight in ‘Why women don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% qualified’ in the Harvard Business Review.
Women will apply for jobs only if they feel 100 percent qualified, while men apply even if they meet just 60 percent of the job spec.
In other words, says Mohr, women follow the rules. Men go for it, no matter what.
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