We polled more than 1,000 young men and women what they hoped to earn one day in their careers.
Some 16pc of women - one in six - aspire to take home more than £100,000 a year. One in five of the men surveyed said they hoped to earn this amount.
At the other end of the scale, 16pc of women said they hoepd to earn up to £30,000 a year during their career - with no plans to earn more - compared to only 12pc of men.
In the same survey of 18 to 35 year-olds, carried out by Adzuna, the jobs search engine, exclusively for Telegraph Wonder Women, fewer young women said they wanted to become business owners or chief executives than men.
Some 22pc of men are aiming to run their own business one day, compared to only 16pc of women, the survey of 1,083 young people revealed. Six per cent of men would like to become a chief executive of a company, compared to just 3pc of women. [Read more: telegraph]
Unfortunately, this piece of research uses salary as the only measure of career aspirations, so I am not inclined to take it very seriously. A quick read of any introductory chapter to the sociology of work would tell the researchers that career aspirations and measures of success are much more complex than annual salary. (Note also that “high salary=success” is a singularly masculinist concept which has little place in contemporary workplace research, particularly research that is concerned with gender)