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CNN, Published June 17 2012

Hot Topic: Study: Women, more than men, help develop talent in the workplace

The sisterhood is alive and well in the American corporate workplace, a new study shows.

Ilene H. Lang, president and CEO of Catalyst, says the research and advisory organization’s latest report published Tuesday helps dispel that myth about women. The data, she says, takes the sting out of the notion of queen bees running the show.

The report finds that women – 65 percent – are more likely than men – 56 percent – to develop potential talent, to help cultivate emerging stars and help them move up the corporate ladder.

And 73 percent of women developing others are developing women, compared to 30 percent of men helping women.

In 2008, Catalyst began following the careers of a group of 4,100 MBA graduates. About 30 percent are women.

The report finds that many of the women and men who help others are like Lang: They themselves benefited from a colleague or boss who reached out to them – 59 percent.

What SheSays: We are helping ourselves by helping our colleagues and employees.