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Women bring valuable qualities to the table

Posted on March 1st, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

Between 1984 and 2009, the number of working women increased from 44 million to 72 million, according to Business Insider.

Women are becoming increasingly prevalent in managerial roles, and more gender equality issues have been addressed, leading to a greater sense of confidence for women working among men. What's more, The New York Times recently reported that more women are attempting to find a gentle balance between career and home life – essentially, they want to "have it all."

The Apollo Research Institute recently conducted a study that HR administration should consider when conducting hiring rounds going forward, as it seems women have certain characteristics that may be more beneficial to companies than men, notes BI.

For instance, they're more intuitive.

"Women are more inclined to investigate both sides to see if both parties can actually have a desirable outcome," Apollo vice president and managing director Tracey Wilen-Daugenti told the news source. "They're more willing to ask, 'What do you want out of this?'" This creates more opportunities for collaboration.

What's more, women hold different values than men, making them much more empathetic to workforce needs.

However, Wilen-Daugenti added that most females' biggest flaw is underestimating their confidence and potential, putting a ceiling on the amount they feel they can achieve.

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