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Women Should Focus on These 3 Career Skills to Get Promoted and Make More Money

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You can't climb a ladder if you get stuck on the first rung.

Unfortunately, the biggest obstacle many woman will face on their way to senior leadership is getting past an entry-level position. 

According to Women in the Workplace 2020, a study by McKinsey and LeanIn.Org, for every 100 men who became managers, only 85 women were promoted to the same level. 

The research found that this resulted in "more women getting stuck at the entry level, and fewer women becoming managers."

Fixing the issue of gender equality goes beyond getting promoted, said Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, which hosts seminars to educate companies and individuals on how they can change workplace culture.  

"Gender equality is good for business," Zalis said. "Gender equality is good for innovation. Gender equality is good for culture."

Check out this video to learn the three "low-hanging fruits" that Zalis thinks people and companies need to tackle to keep women from getting stuck in entry-level positions.  

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