Thu, 09 Dec 2010 05:17:35 GMT

Indian girls in US beat 'fairer sex' at work

New Delhi: Indian girls have emerged as more ambitious with a desire to attain top level positions than their counterparts in the US, reflecting a shift in the social status of women in the country, a latest report revealed.

Indian girls in US beat 'fairer sex' at work

"The widespread nature of aspiration among Indian women is extraordinary with a whopping 80 per cent of them ready to go extra-mile to achieve their ambition compared to 52 per cent in the US," it said.

The report titled 'The Battle of Female Talent in India' is prepared by a non-profit think tank Center for Work-Life Policy.

Interestingly, the report noted that less than 30 per cent of women in India work and only 10 per cent between the ages of 18-23 are enrolled in higher education.

Still in 2009, women back home represented 11 per cent of CEOs, almost 4 times the 3 per cent figure for women in U.S and U.K as contained in the Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies respectively.

"The impressive levels of aspiration amongst Indian women have been fuelled by the country's rapid economic growth that has brought about a shift in the social status of women," the report said.