Women think it’s possible to 'have successful career and family life'
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Most women believe having both a successful career and family life is attainable, a new research has revealed.
According to study by Citi and LinkedIn, 96 percent of women think they can "have it all" when it comes to careers, financial security and relationships.
The study was based on surveys of more than 500 women LinkedIn members.
The top two things women must have to consider themselves successful are being in a loving relationship and having enough money to do what they want, the study found.
Raising healthy and happy kids is also a critical piece of being successful, the research showed.
When it comes to their career, the majority of those surveyed consider themselves successful when they have a job they enjoy and an employer that values their work. For 15 percent of women, success is defined as being their own boss.
"These results reinforce how women's definitions of success have evolved beyond a one-size-fits-all ideal," Live Science quoted Linda Descano, managing director and head of digital partnerships, content and social for Citi, as saying.
The research shows that the definition of career success changes for women over time. Those women surveyed under age 35 were more than twice as likely than those over 35 to equate "having it all" with reaching the top of the corporate ladder in their field, while older employees were more than twice as likely as their younger peers to equate it with being their own boss.
The research also discovered that for working women, paying off student loans, saving for retirement, credit card debt and paying for their children's' needs and education were their top of financial worries.
According to the study, 36 percent of the women said they don't think they need to be married in order to "have it all."
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