“Work until you no longer need to introduce yourself” ~ theconcreterunway.com
Pouty. Patronizing. Controlling. Typical words to describe a female boss and they’re 100% correct right? WRONG! Why do we commonly assign these traits to our female bosses? It’s not fair and it should stop. Besides, wouldn’t you agree these are traits of bad bosses...period...regardless of gender? Additionally, there is no guarantee that women are more adaptable or accommodating than their male counterparts, these traits are learned, not something that is automatic given the gender.
Full disclosure, this may have been more of a mini rant vs. a minicast, and possibly just a preview of a future show where we can do a bit more of a deep dive into this intriguing subject.
I welcome the opportunity to hear your experiences with female bosses or if you are a female boss, I invite you to Have A Seat with me and share your story.
Articles referenced in the show:
The Myth of the Female Boss
Hollywood Reconsiders the Bad Female Boss, With a Generational Twist
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