There are some very interesting trends in a recent academic study among Fortune 100 companies. They are trends that could impact your career trajectory and therefore, might be worth understanding.
The percentage of executive women is growing which means, among other things, more competition for executive-level positions.
That said, competition for those coveted senior positions will remain about your value. It is not about what you’ve done (responsibilities). Rather, it is about how you solve problems and deliver impacts. Value has become the great mitigator of all things negative while greatly leveling the playing field for future senior-level finance candidates, male and female.
You can read the trends I’m noticing and my comments about them in my April column of Futures in Finance.