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Which of these statements is not true:
Men are more likely to have graduate degrees
Women are more likely to have college degree
More women than men attend college around the world
Women are more likely to have high school diplomas
Question 1 Explanation:
Men are not more likely to have graduate degree. In fact, women are more likely than men to possess high school diplomas and college degrees, including graduate degrees. Women are more likely to attend college around the world, too. (Source: Women’s Participation in Education and the Workforce, Council of Economic Advisers, Oct. 14, 2014, White House.)
Which of these cities does not have a NEW regional group?
Question 2 Explanation:
NEW has 20 regional groups in the U.S. and Canada, but we don't have a group in Milwaukee (yet). NEW regional groups host more than 100 learning events and mixers each year, attracting more than 20,000 industry members. Visit newonline.org/regions to get connected.
The public views male leaders as more likely to be:
Question 3 Explanation:
“Decisive” is the only trait where men outranked women. Women outranked men on all five leadership qualities surveyed and tied with men on two qualities — Ambitious and Hardworking. Source: “Men or Women, Who’s the Better Leader?” Pew Research Center, 2008.
Which of these advantages do companies with more women leaders not have:
More innovative and motivated teams
Greater affinity with female consumers
Stronger financial performance
More focus on transactions
Question 4 Explanation:
Research shows than women leaders are more likely to focus on relationships vs. transactions. But companies with more women leaders enjoy higher financial returns, greater affinity with female consumers and more innovative and motivated teams. Sources: “Women 2020,” Network of Executive Women, 2013; “The Bottom Line,” Catalyst 2007; “Innovative Potential: Men and Women on Teams,” The Centre for Women in Business, London Business School, 2007.
Since 2008 the share of women corporate officers in the retail industry has:
Stayed about the same
Question 5 Explanation:
The share of women officers in the retail industry has remained virtually unchanged in the past five years -- moving from 18.5 percent in 2008 to 18.6 percent in 2013. There’s an impression that women are moving up the ranks as never before — the research doesn’t bear that out.
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