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Boss take heed: What today's woman wants

Boss take heed: What today's woman wants In places like China and India, younger professionals are gunning for work-life balance over a full-on career by Sylvia Ann Hewlett 04:45 AM Feb 10, 2012 Julia Jia was the first girl from her small village in Shandong province to go to university. Now 30, she works for Louis Vuitton China's retail department and would like to have a career in luxury goods, perhaps in sales development or public relations. "Of course, I want to be in top management," Ms Jia says, echoing the high-flying aspirations that have catapulted so many Chinese women into the business elite. Then in a seeming contradiction, she adds that she worries about work/life balance. "I would feel frustrated working 60 to 70 hours a week," she confesses. "If there were a conflict with taking care of my children or elders, I would give up my career." Ms Jia's attitude as...

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