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Women in Finance

Women are uniquely suited for financial careers.  They just don't know it...yet.

Women are leaders.

According to the Harvard Business Review, “Women are rated higher in fully 12 of the 16 competencies that go into outstanding leadership. And two of the traits where women outscored men to the highest degree, taking initiative and driving for results — have long been thought of as particularly male strengths.”

Women know how to make a profit.

McKinsey & Company found that the international companies with more women on their corporate boards far outperformed the average company in return on equity and other measures.  American companies are still lagging behind in boardroom diversity, but, according to the yearly Catalyst Census1,  diverse boards are not only associated with increased financial performance, they strengthen a company’s talent pipeline, are correlated with more women Corporate Officers, more innovation, higher group performance and increased corporate social responsibility2

Women and Sales are a good fit.

In recent research conducted by a third party vendor for Guardian Life3, of women who have considered a job in sales, 74 percent said they like the idea of making their own hours. Women juggle taking care of home, their families, their community and their work, so a culture that allows them to set their own hours and have a life outside of the office can be particularly appealing.  Women who are looking for a career with financial stability, a great salary and benefits don’t have to accept working on someone else’s schedule --  a sales career is a perfect fit.

Regardless of whether you are just starting your career, looking for a change or re-entering the job force, a job in sales can be a good fit. The research found that 47 percent of women re-entering the work force said they were open to being trained in sales, which they find appealing for its flexibility. Women in other stages of their careers find sales attractive because it’s something they could be passionate about and would find intellectually stimulating.

So, now you know.  Let's talk about a career with us that takes advantage of your talents and abilities while giving you the flexibility you want.


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1  Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business. 
2  2014 Catalyst Census: Women Board Directors 
3  Closing the Gender Gap in Sales, Guardian Life, September 2015