08/27/2010 02:55 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

15 Percent Of Women Have Slept With Their Bosses: Center For Work-Life Policy Study

Research out this fall from the Center for Work-Life Policy shows sponsorship to be the critical promotional lever for women in the marzipan layer, the layer just below the top layer of management. No matter how high achieving, an upper middle-level female executive will fail to find career traction unless she is sponsored by a powerful senior executive -- who, more often than not, is male and married.

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