Why Everyone Prefers Male Bosses

May 28, 2010  |  

(Entrepreneurs.com) — “You know, you’re not a man,” Akio Morita, Sony‘s cofounder and former chairman of the board said to one of the firm’s senior female executives over dinner one night.”Nope, that’s absolutely true,” the woman, a single mother divorced with three children, replied. “But you’re not a woman.””Uh, OK. What am I?” “You’re in a third category.”  Right, she’s a woman boss.It was some two decades ago that Barbara Annis, now of Barbara Annis & Associates, a firm that advises blue-chip companies on gender diversity and inclusiveness, had that conversation with the late “god of Sony ( SNE news people ).” But not a lot has changed in terms of how we view female leaders.

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