Among Best-Liked CEOs, Only One Woman
Victoria Secret's Sharen Turney is it, and stereotypes might be to blame: Vivian Giang
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2013 8:28 AM CDT
Victoria's Secret CEO Sharen Turney.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

(Newser) – A new survey that ranks how well CEOs are liked by their own employees has only one woman among its 50 names, notes Vivian Giang at Business Insider. Sharen Turney of Victoria's Secret is the only one to make it, and only then at No. 42. In trying to figure out what's going on, Giang cites a Financial Times column by Lucy Kellaway, who argues that female executives often aren't well-liked because they "have to be more impressive and more fierce."

In other words, more scary, writes Giang. It's a shame this holds true even in 2013, she adds. "As women become more prominent players in the workplace, perhaps it's time that society shed this idea that women can only be either 'motherly' material or 'scary' career-ambitious females." Click for the full post.

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G.O.P.
Mar 16, 2013 4:02 PM CDT
Perhaps it is time for "journalists" to stop publishing their opinion as fact. Just post the survey results and move on.
bubbahotep
Mar 16, 2013 12:04 PM CDT
I'd bet that another reason there is only one who is liked out of a list of 50 is that there are way fewer women on the list than men. I will say, however, that the worst boss I ever had, by far, was a woman. I don't think that was necessarily because she was female. I think it had more to do with the 666 emblazoned on the back of her shaved skull.
finkster
Mar 16, 2013 11:22 AM CDT
they "have to more more impressive and more fierce." It's their own paranoia that makes them feel that way They as/u/me that people won't respect them and generalize people A trait you can see on Newser posters all the time.