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Despite Obstacles, Millennial Women Overwhelmingly Positive about Career Prospects

January 19, 2010 14:00 by Ann Pace

(From BUSINESS WIRE) -- Against a backdrop of economic volatility, the vast majority of young professional women believe they will have rewarding careers balanced with fulfilling personal lives, according to research released today by Accenture.

The research also generated the Accenture Millennial Women Workplace Success Index, which identified two primary qualities as key to workplace success -- the ability to balance personal and professional lives and a job where they can make a difference. Ultimately, more than half of the respondents define success as doing meaningful work, while maintaining balance between their personal and professional lives (cited by 66 percent and 59 percent, respectively). Other factors of workplace success include stable employment that provides financial security, a positive work environment, open and honest communication with supervisors and opportunities to grow professionally.

Accenture's Millennial Women Workplace Success Index is based on the results of an online survey of 1,000 millennial women ranging in age from 22-35 who are employed full-time in the United States. In the U.S., women will soon comprise half the workforce, and millennials are now one-third of the working population.

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