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Women Found to Give and Gain More at Work

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, October 15, 2012
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Bangalore: A recent catalyst study indicated that women are more likely to help others of their gender get ahead at work as compared to men. The study asked both men and women about the kinds of mentoring and assistance they had earlier received. Overall, fifty-nine percent of the respondents were noted to have received either informal or formal mentoring. The catalyst study however, focused their study only on well established organizations; as reported by smallbiztrends.com.

According to the study, 65 percent of the women respondents were reported to be more helpful to the next generation of employees. And 73 percent among those women happened to be mentoring other women. Male respondents who had been mentoring and assisting the next generation of employees were reported to be at 56 percent.

The study also pointed out that the men and women who did offer assistance to other employees, earned much higher within a two-year period. Catalyst found both men and women who mentored others earned an average of a quarter million dollars more between years 2008 and 2010 compared to the others who did not. The study also indicated that helping others achieve their goals in the company clearly leads to greater career success and rewards.

If you happen to be an entrepreneur, helping your employees can prove to be beneficial yet again. Supporting, motivating and guiding employees who work for you would more likely   gain their loyalty and respect, rather than leaving your business for “greener pastures”.

 Presently, we have quite a few tech- entrepreneur role models such as Mark Zuckerburg. However, women seem to be underrepresented. There is a need to help young women realize their aspirations at being leaders and entrepreneurs.

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