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A New Twist on the Old Story About What’s Holding Women Back

A New Twist on the Old Story About What’s Holding Women Back

Everyone is talking about the challenges women face in reaching the top of the corporate world, and it seems like every version of the explanation follows a similar storyline: There is a bias in business toward masculine qualities like confidence, assertiveness, and competitiveness, and yet female leaders who display these behaviors are labeled jerks—or worse—because they’re violating social norms about how women are expected to act.Popular stereotypes would have us believe that women are more likely to display feminine behaviors like listening and supporting. The problem is, these gender stereotypes don’t apply very well to corporate managers, according to a recent article in Talent Quarterl

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