According to a new study, women are less professionally ambitious when they think men are watching.
Researchers found that when single women were told their responses would be shared with male counterparts, they said they wanted $18,000 less a year in salary, to travel seven fewer days each month, and to work four fewer hours each week than women who were told their answers would be private.
To be clear, only single women in the experiment toned down their expectations. Women in relationships and all men were unafraid of sharing their wishes in the presence of others, wearing their ambition as a badge of honor instead of something to be ashamed of. (Qz)