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A 2001 study, “What Women Want in Business: A Survey of Executives and Entrepreneurs,” was sponsored jointly by Korn/Ferry International, The Entrepreneurship Program, and the Duran Group. Researchers Anna Duran (principal investigator), president of the Duran Group, and Ann P. Bartel, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, surveyed 425 women who had worked at least five years for a corporation before leaving to join or start a small firm. The study's findings contradict many of the commonly held ideas about why women leave corporate America.
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