NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
A new study from Olin Business School at Washington University reports that female executives in business are preventing other qualified women from reaching high-level positions. Furthermore, the study found that business women who hold high-level positions are often the “token female” on the executives team. The surprising part is that many of these high-level women like it that way.
Caitlin Nobes of Human Capital Magazine shares the three reasons women are reluctant to help other women in business as revealed in the study:
- Competitive threat – the fear that a highly qualified female candidate could be more capable, competent or accepted.
- Collective threat – that a woman with lower qualifications will reinforce negative stereotypes.
- Fear of appearing biased – leaders choose not to advocate for other women to avoid accusations of favoritism.
Read the Full Article: Are female execs holding other women back? via www.hcamag.com