Monday, October 20, 2014

Surprising for all the talk of "sisterhood" but not very surprising also.

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.


mrez said...

This is very true. Even though women are supposed to use collaboration more readily than men who are seen as competitive, put women into a formal hierarchy and everything goes awry.

mrez said...

A woman knows intuitively that her boss will not compete with her if he is a male. If the boss is female, women are known to be backstabbers. When this same problem or trait is seen in men- it is seen as a decidedly feminine trait...

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