Study finds no difference between ambition of men and women

A lack of ambition is sometimes blamed for the underrepresentation of women among the highest levels of corporate leadership, but that could be a myth, according to a new study from McKinsey & Company. The study found that about the same percentage of men and women wanted to earn a top management post, and women were more likely to say they had a strong desire to ascend to the next rung of the corporate ladder. The study shows that "female executives are ambitious and sure of their ability to succeed. There really is no difference," said Sandrine Devillard, director of McKinsey's Paris office.

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