Thursday, August 10, 2006

Women: Still got something to prove?

Women as boss. Are we making progress or do we still suffer from a case of high school-aged insecurity, feeling like imposters in our executive offices. Are women supporting the advancement of women? We spend a lot of time educating the marketplace -- particularly the male gender-- on the importance of gender equality in the executive suite, yet women themselves can be the first to sabbotage other women's climb up the ladder.

Do women prefer to be led by men? In many conversations that I have on this topic-- and trust me, there have been many-- women secretly tell me that they prefer working for or with men. Or, in the entrepreneurial world, they prefer male clients.

What qualities do men bring to the workplace that make women more comfortable, or less threatened? Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from our male colleagues.

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