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What is the difference between high-achieving women and men? The most profound difference I have found is that high-achieving women change jobs and even industries more often than men. This statistic is even more important when you look at the differences men and women give for choosing to leave. None of the women in my study said they left a job or took on a new one based on a title or salary. They said titles and money were criteria in their selection, but paled in comparison to the possibility of doing meaningful work in their professional fields. The women all wanted to do something that had a major impact on the company or the world. Once they started a new job, as long as they felt they were making continual significant ...

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