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More than two-thirds of emale professionals, and the same number of
male professionals, said they don’t
believe they should have to sacrifice
a full life outside of work for a successful career—indicating they feel
like they can “have it all,” according
the recent Accenture study, D
efin-ing Success, released in March.
For both women and men, 70
percent believe they can have a successful career as well as a full life
outside work—however, 50 percent
also said they cannot “have it all at
the same time,” according to a news
release regarding the study.
Further, per the news release,
more than half ( 52 percent) of
respondents said they have turned
down a job because of concerns
about its impact on work-life
balance. In fact, work-life balance
tops respondents’ definitions of
career success, ahead of money,
recognition and autonomy (cited by
56 percent, 46 percent, 42 percent
and 42 percent, respectively).
“Over the course of their careers, professionals will continue
to define and re-define what success looks like,” said Adrian Lajtha,
Accenture’s chief leadership officer.
“As today’s professionals strive to
find the right balance, leading companies will find innovative ways
to help them develop, grow and