Career woman

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A career woman is a woman whose main priority in life is achieving success in her career or profession.[1] It may specifically refer to a higher interest in career than in marriage and having children.[2] It can thereby be used in contrast to housewife, or following the "mommy track". Rather, career women may form relations with "Dual Income, No Kids".

Occupational sexism[edit]

Further information: Occupational sexism

Career women, as distinguished from career men, may face gender inequality in the workplace, as well as occupational sexism. This may take the form of a gender pay gap, or like a "glass ceiling" that prevents them from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder.

In Japan[edit]

Main article: Kyariaūman

Kyariaūman (キャリアウーマン?) is the Japanese term for a woman, married or not, who pursues a career to make a living and for personal advancement, rather than being a housewife without occupation outside the home. The term came into use when women were expected to marry and become housewives after a short period working as an "office lady".


  1. ^ ""career girl or career woman"". Collins Dictionary. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  2. ^ "career woman". Macmillan Dictionary. Retrieved 2015-09-04.