Appendix B

Expatriate (WiSER) Research Details

Research Details

Research Hypotheses

We started our research with two hypotheses:

  1. There are shared global leader competencies among WiSER.

    As we began our research, we measured and coded for six competencies which we thought would be prevalent among WiSER based on initial interviews. Those competencies were:

    • operating outside your comfort zone,
    • active career management,
    • conscious imbalance,
    • energy management,
    • self-awareness,
    • creativity.
  2. An international assignment will enhance your professional career.

Research Method

We interviewed 62 women who all held a C-level, executive, or emerging executive role. The WiSER lived and worked abroad for at least one year. Interviews were conducted during the period ...

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