A few weeks ago, after we took sight of the Ban Bossy campaign, we asked SheSpeaks members how they really felt about the word “bossy” and about Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to ban the word from our vocabulary to protect young girls.
|Aliza Freud, Founder and CEO of SheSpeaks|
"It’s clear that women believe there is a double standard regarding what they need to achieve in the workplace, and that they have to work harder than men do to get ahead. This sentiment is reflected in their opinion that women need ambition (75% women vs. 66% of men), strong negotiation skills (67% vs. 60% for men), a strong network (64% vs. 53% for men) and an advanced degree (60% vs. 47% for men)."
"However, only 2% of women believe that being bossy is a good leadership quality for men, and 6% say it is a good leadership quality for women. So we’re seeing that women are consistent in believing that bossiness is a poor quality for female and male leaders."
"The bottom line is that women perceive that they will need to work that much harder and be that much better, because they are still working at a deficit to men."
Interesting. I personally do not see the word Bossy as a negative word when it comes to the work area.
Love this I thought wow what a impressive women to start a online company like she speaks. Great article.
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que interesante!. Gracias por la encuesta!
Thank you for the results of the survey polls.
Thank you for the article.
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