Celebrating the lady boss.

Act like a lady, think like a boss.

Act like a lady, think like a boss.

Hola on this beautiful Monday! We are completely celebrating work and jobs on the blog this week, but of course we’re doing it in a fun way, per usual. Why? Is it because I got called into the office of my retail job and was told gossip is more important than fact? Or is it because Labor Day is upon us? Neither, really. You’ll find out tomorrow.

But today it’s all about the girl boss, because a new study suggests that female bosses threaten guys’ manhood. What? A study led by Ekaterina Netchaeva of Bocconi University in Milan that looked at male employees and their female bosses found that male subordinates felt threatened by their female bosses.

This high level of implicit threat appears to cause men to demand higher salaries during negotiations with female managers and to keep a greater portion of a bonus when asked to split it with a female superior.

The study found that, when negotiating with women, men attempted to get $6,500 added to their salaries. HMM.

In late 2014, a Gallup poll showed that men and women preferred male bosses — though there is an improvement over the years of people having “no preference.”

I find all of this a little disheartening. During my job hunt, I’ve been lucky enough to come across a few women CEOs, and it makes me really excited for my field. Of course, I want to see women in positions of power in all jobs, but seeing them in technology jobs is way cool.

It’s difficult to believe that even in 2015, we still aren’t at that place where a female boss is considered “normal.”

In May of last year, founder of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso released a memoir, “#GirlBoss” that offers advice on being a woman in charge.

A Girl Boss is someone who has big dreams and is willing to work hard for them. So being a Girl Boss is really about being the boss of your own life.

Perhaps Amoruso, and those similar to her, will pave the way for the world to feel a little more comfortable with a women in charge. What do you think?

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Posted on August 31, 2015, in Light Pulp and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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