Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Conversation: Male Vs. Female Bosses (via Forbes.com)

"When it comes to managers, we want men -- and that may not be a good thing: An article on SingleMindedWomen.com summed up the general sentiment succinctly: "Female bosses fall into one of two categories", according to an article on "B*tches or bimbos." The feature examines the stereotypes of women bosses as "dragon ladies" as perpetuated by movies like The Devil Wears Prada.

Confident that the ForbesWoman community--empowered women that they are--would tell us otherwise, or at the very least make sense of this preference, we took the question to Facebook and LinkedIn. Surely they prefer a female supervisor. Working on the all-female ForbesWoman team, we prepared ourselves to be proven right. But boy, were we wrong." >> The Conversation: Male Vs. Female Bosses--Forbes.com