Women prefer male bosses.
A growing pile of evidence suggests that women mistrust, and can undermine, one another at work. In a 2010 survey of 142 legal secretaries, not one preferred to work for a woman partner (about 47 percent had no preference). An HBR blog post points out that men still dominate the legal industry, and “if you’re aiming to hitch your wagon to a shooting star, men are a better bet.”
A 2011 survey found that 95 percent of working women felt they were undercut by another woman at least once during their professional life. In a 2008 study, women working for female supervisors experienced more stress than those who had male supervisors, reported the Wall Street Journal.