New Study Reveals Young Women Less Likely Than Male Colleagues to Eye C-Suite

Right on the heels of Mary Barra being named the next CEO of General Motors, data from the Pew Research Center may seem pretty darn shocking regarding goals of women to become top executives.

First, we have to say that we long for the day when it’s not even news for a woman to be named CEO of a car giant. But we digress.

According to research, some young women have no aspirations to work in the C-suite. As per the data, 34 percent of 18 to 32 year-old women said they don’t have any interest in becoming a boss. This is in comparison to 24 percent of guys in the same age bracket.

We don’t want to read between the lines too much but suffice it to say, the survey implies women still feel it’s a big ol’ boys club.

So, let’s twist the numbers a bit: 76 percent of men said they aspire to become top brass  compared to 66 percent of women. In the next age bracket of 33 to 48, 58 percent of men and 41 percent of women want one of the top jobs.

As for adults from 49 to 67, 32 percent of men and 21 percent of women have their eyes set on the C-suite, thereby continuing the trend that more men than women are interested in the top roles.

Publish date: December 11, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT