According to The Supergirl Dilemma, a nationwide survey commissioned by Girls Inc. and conducted by Harris Interactive, girls feel increasing pressure to do everything, please everyone, and be thin and well-dressed while they're at it. Unfortunately, these pressures and expectations only intensify as girls get older. Too many Supergirls are growing up to be Superwomen, who struggle with perfectionism, work-life balance, and gender stereotypes at home and at the office.
We wanted to know how these issues affect women in our own professional circles, so we conducted an anonymous online survey. 95 women shared their experiences with us. We invite you to review our results, which are summarized in four sections: Perfectionism, Work-Life Balance, Executive Presence, and Support Systems.
Read what other women had to say, post your own comments, and check out our tips and resources to stop the Supergirl/Superwoman cycle in your own lives.