Article suggests women who support women are more successful

April 18, 20192 minute read

Recent research has been focused on understanding what kind of network is most beneficial to women in their careers – and how that differs from a network that benefits men. An article in Forbes, written by Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, reinforces the idea that while men and women both benefit from having a network of well-connected peers across different groups, women especially need an inner circle of close contacts.

The author writes, “We need to reverse the stereotype that women don’t support other women. There is research that shows women in particular benefit from collaboration over competition. Study after study shows women who support women are more successful in business.”

The article goes on to offer advice collected from women leaders:

AWESOME posted another article on the topic in February and quoted research from Northwestern University and Notre Dame University concluding that a woman’s network may be key to gaining leadership roles.