The 1 Trait 94 Percent of C-Suite Women Share (And How to Get It)

According to research conducted by Ernst & Young, there’s one trait that is shared by a disproportionately high number of female executives. It’s a trait that Meg Whitman, Indra Noovi, Marissa Mayer, and many other top female executives possess.

These moguls are all former or current athletes. 

The research found that 94 percent of women who hold C-suite level positions are former athletes. What’s more, 52 percent played sports at the collegiate level (compared to 39 percent of women at other managerial levels).


There’s an irrefutable correlation between athleticism and business success. 

As a former athlete, having competed for Stanford University’s Women’s Swim Team, I’ve come to appreciate why an athletic background is a recipe for success.

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We all want to do everything we can to position our daughters for success. 


Can you guess the #1 trait that consistently is seen in women that achieve the top ranks in corporations across the world? 


Playing sports  apparently provides multiple benefits, including a strong increase in skills that women utilize in climbing the corporate ladder. 


Sign your daughters up for sports as early as possible, and give them a life experience and skill set  that will pay off in more ways than you may imagine.