In a new article by writer Kim Elsesser, author of Sex and the Office: Women, Men and the Sex Partition that’s Dividing the Workplace, the issue of whether women are innately competitive or whether it is a learned trait is explored.
Elsesser reveals that research shows girls from single-sex schools are far more likely to be competitive than girls from co-ed schools, signalling that being competitive is a learned quality. This competitive edge is especially valuable in the workplace where men use competition to progress their careers more often than women do. With the gender pay gap showing no sign of closing, it’s vital that women feel confident enough to push forward their careers and strive towards equality.
Read Kim Elsesser’s full Forbes article here.