When a woman in a leadership role acts at all like a man, she is then perceived as a nasty woman. Woman are expected to compromise, be meek, and make things better. During a Woman’s empowerment event held in 2012/2013, I had the pleasure to meet Gail Evans. In Gail Evans’s book – Play like a man and Win like a woman (2001) - she lists out 6 things men can do at work that woman can’t.
1. They can Cry – you can’t
2. They can have sex – you can’t
3. They can fidget, you can’t
4. They can yell – you can’t
5. They can have bad manners, you can’t
6. They can be ugly, you can’t
Seriously – this is what women in leadership roles have been told. Can you see what is wrong with this picture?
Why does a woman have to change to win in business?
Why do women want women to change to be more like men?
Why is it easier for a woman to change to be like a man?
Why can’t a man become more like a woman?
It’s time we stop the double standards, stereotypes and bias.
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