Survey: Women Prefer Work-Life Balance Over High Salary
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Many working women have to juggle the demands of family and parenting, oftentimes while climbing the ladder to success. They also face major professional challenges in doing so, with unequal pay and benefits continuing to be a major issue in today’s business world.

Being the dominant breadwinners has motivated power women to continue pushing past obstacles to bring home the bacon and take care of their families, but a new study has found that more are seeking work-life balance versus high salary. Conducted by LinkedIn and Web market research company, Cross-Tab, the survey reflects 63% of women define success by finding balance between work and personal life (compared with 39% who define success by earning a high salary.) Seventy-four percent believe they can “have it all”— the high-powered career and family. Check out more findings from the survey in the below infograph:

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.