About a year ago, Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman ordered a study of why the cream-of-the-crop female students admitted to this prestigious university lag their male peers in aspiring to and achieving student leadership roles. This is exactly the challenge I tackle in my new book, Powering Up! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders.
The results of the study, which was just released, paint an alarming picture about what's happening with the next generation of educated, skilled women.
The paths to achievement that they have encountered so far were paved decades ago, so they have never leared how to fight for opportunity. And the conundrum of balancing "being an attractive female" with a person with power appears to be as complex as ever. Here's a summary of the findings and a link to the full Princeton report.