Women and the workplace are especially hot topics of late. A new survey concludes that self-doubt is a huge stumbling block in female career advancement.
In the last year, only 25% of women asked for a raise, according to joint report from Citi and LinkedIn. And only 38% of those surveyed said they could see themselves rising to a leadership position with their current employer.
That hesitation to command more responsibility and pay comes at a time when women increasingly find themselves the primary earners at home. In 40% of households with a child under age 18 a mother is the primary or sole breadwinner, according to the Pew Research Center. That percentage has quadrupled since 1960.
The topic of women and careers has always held a place in the public conversation, but a few high-powered female executives have sparked the debate anew about pay, careers and work-life balance.