How Women Succeed
When trying to get ahead in a career, as in much of life, it’s often who you know. And for women, it’s especially good to know other successful women.
A recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) looked at the social networks of newly minted MBAs hired into executive leadership positions. Not surprisingly, the researchers found that for male students, “centrality” — or being connected to other people (“hubs”) who themselves have many contacts across different groups — was key to landing such positions.
Originally published: December 16, 2019
Author: Kim Cassidy
Institution: Bryn Mawr College
Published by: Forbes