Women of Influence+ examined how women are treated as they succeed in an industry and the impact it has on women worldwide in the workplace. The study was conducted through the lens of Tall Poppy Syndrome, which occurs when people are attacked, resented, disliked, or cut down because of their achievements or success.

4,710 employed women were surveyed across 103 countries in January and February 2023.

Key findings include:

1.) 87% of women in the study experienced Tall Poppy Syndrome at work.
— 77% of the women had their achievements downplayed, 72.4% were left out of meetings and discussions or were ignored, and 66.1% said others took credit for their work.
2.) 86% of women in the study indicated their stress had increased because of Tall Poppy Syndrome.
3.) 78% said their experience with Tall Poppy Syndrome created a culture of distrust.
— 68% looked for a new role/job and 50% left their previous role/job due to distrust.
4.) Some of the solutions for countering Tall Poppy Syndrome included recognizing the issue, raising awareness, and holding people accountable.

Read the original report here.

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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