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

(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.

Victoria's Secret CEO Sharen Turney.
Victoria's Secret CEO Sharen Turney.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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