Women Don't Get Their Power From a JOB
Men often say they feel "power" from their job title and position as well as their type of employment and earnings. Women define power differently. For women power is about impacting people in a positive way. It isn't about a job, money or job title. This is why General Electric found in a study of its 135,000 professional workers found that women quit at a higher rate then their male counterparts. The research firm Catalyst reports that 26% of professional women who are not yet in the most senior posts say they don't want those jobs.
And of the 108 women who have appeared on the FORTUNE 50 over the past five or so years, at least 20 have left their prestigious positions--most of their own volition. Women are not choosing to get high-level jobs and often when they do they give them up.
What women seem to want is to feel fulfilled in their careers and to contribute to society through their work. They want to develop themselves as human beings and evolve in their learning and growth. Don't hear this as women are weak or lack motivation or ambition. What I am saying is women are less likely to make personal sacrifices to have a high power job and prefer to have more balance in their lives. They seek flexibility in their work and greater happiness in their lives.
Women have ambition but don't tie themselves to feeling their self-worth solely from a job and their egos aren't relying on the corporate ladder. Women desire more meaningful things that create value for society and are tied to their life vision and purpose. Instead of making their impact in business, they realize they can impact the world in other ways. Women know that life is made up of compromise and have grown dissatisfied with the price they pay to make it big in corporate America. They are seeking flexibility and balance in their lives.
If this sounds like you maybe you should look at starting your own business. Hire a coach and consider your options.