As a quarter of our clients come from the UK, of whom 35% are C-suite executives, professionals or business owners – we decided to conduct a United Kingdom nationwide study of 1,000 individuals working in senior level roles earning annual salaries of £75k and over.
The study was undertaken by Pollfish and surveyed
Here are the findings on the high-income earning women we polled
The study found that female execs are much more likely than their male colleagues to suffer with work-related stress (78% vs. 58%) – and almost half of women in high-powered jobs (49%) have experienced burnout or exhaustion, with one in six (16%) taking up to three months off work as a result.
The majority of female respondents (69%) reported suffering from depression, with 32% experiencing severe depression. More than half of the women polled (51%) cited regular anxiety and panic attacks and 38% reported physical symptoms such as heart palpitations and headaches brought on by work stress. Furthermore, 30% said they’d had suicidal thoughts.