M.A.,Susan Cannon,Suzanne Anderson

The Way of the Mysterial Woman

• As they strive to educate and improve themselves, women earn almost 60 percent of undergraduate degrees, and 60 percent of all master’s degrees (Center for American Progress, 2014) and comprise 70% of the US $10Billion self-improvement market (Marketdata Enterprises).
• Only 61 percent of women in the US and one in four women in the world believe they are thriving. (Gallup World® 2013)
• After age 40, women on average are perceived as having greater overall leadership effectiveness (5–10%) compared to their male counterparts (Zenger Folkman leadership consultancy, Business Insider 2014)
• Survey data gathered from 64,000 people in nationally representative samples in 13 countries — from the Americas and Europe to Asia — point to widespread dissatisfaction with typically “male” ways of doing business and a growing appreciation for the traits, skills and competencies that are perceived as more feminine (The Athena Doctrine).
• 88% of women report that stress has a strong or very strong impact on their health (American Psychological Association).
• Approximately 12 million women in the US a year experience clinical depression, and women are twice as likely as men to experience depression (National Institute for Mental Health)
• Only 46.3% of US women are satisfied with their jobs, and only 21.4% say they are satisfied with their promotion prospects (The Conference Board, Job Satisfaction: 2014 Edition).
• Although American women are approximately half of the workers in the country, they earned on average $0.78 to every $1 earned by men in 2013 (78%) for annual earnings (US Census Bureau: September 2014)
420 printed pages
Original publication


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