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BlackRock women: Be bold, take career risks

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The notion that women are more likely than men to play it safe and take fewer risks has been passionately debated in recent years. Are women born more risk averse, or just brought up that way, i.e. a social construct? And, is it really true that women don't take chances? What do you call Mikaela Shiffrin, Sonia Sotomayor or Malala Yousafzai then? In building a career, while risk-taking is not always rewarded, not taking risks can be penalizing in the long run. Since this year's International Women's Day is opportunely centered on a call for changes and progress toward gender equality, my colleagues are sharing their career stories to encourage women to take more risks along the way.

Jean Miller, Marketer, U.S. & Canada Defined Contribution Marketing

Nina Duraiswami, Researcher, Insights & Analytics

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Karen Schenone, iShares Fixed Income Product Strategist

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Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Chief Multi-Asset Strategist, BlackRock Investment Institute

Sara Shores, CFA, Head of Strategy for Factor-Based Investments

Anne Ackerley, Head of U.S. & Canada Defined Contribution Group

WIN #PressforProgress Alesia Hsiao is the Global Editor for The Blog .

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