Why do many women execs leave?

Xavier University business professor tries to find out

The turnover rate for women in top positions was 33 percent, but for men it was 19 percent. And it was even higher in functions such as law, marketing, research and development, and operations.

… women in these positions were actually getting better positions in different organizations and perhaps becoming CEOs. Women became very sought-after in government and private business. Some became deans in big universities.

And many women started their own companies. Their family was the reason they left the workforce, but they did not want to just take care of their families. They used the opportunities and flexibility to start their own organizations.

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