Queen Bee Syndrome: Do Women Judge Women Leaders More Harshly?

Certainly women are gaining corner offices, starting businesses in record numbers and flocking to peer-to-peer networking groups. Yet a part of this good news that refuses to die are the stories of spiteful, insecure senior women who block the rise of younger women. One recent study finds that narratives of high-ranking “mean girls” who backstab female rivals—behavior dubbed the “Queen Bee syndrome”—are more an Old Boy’s Club strategy to maintain executive male privilege than an actual girl problem. When women run the show, says the study, junior women thrive. And yet …

More information: https://www.nafe.com/queen-bee-syndrome-do-women-judge-women-leaders-more-harshly

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