New Catalyst report debunks some myths about women's career paths

From Joan Williams on the Huffington Post

The Catalyst report takes aim at the claim — now almost taken for a truism in business literature - thatwomen don’t ask¬†for promotions and salary increases at the same level as men. According to the Catalyst report, women were actually found to ask more than men for both increased compensation (63% of women to 54% of men) and a higher job position (19% of women and 17% of men) when they moved on from their first job. And yet, despite the popular wisdom that an employee willing to move to a new company has more negotiating power, women who moved around in their career earned an average of $53,472 less than their counterparts who stayed at the same company.

From a report entitled Penalities of Success: Reactions to Women Who Succeed at Male Gender-Typed Tasks

The results, which demonstrated that penalties for

success were exacted when the job was male gender-typed but not

when it was female gender-typed or neutral in gender type, made

clear that success is not in and of itself anathema for women. It is

only when the success implies that gender-stereotypic norms have

been violated that it induces social penalties.

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