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Help! I am working on a college thesis (in Quebec) on women and their position in the business world. My opinion is that a female leader is expected to be more comprehensive than her male coworker. I also believe that women leaders need to be careful in a position of power since they are more subject to prejudices. After hours on the net I cannot find any type of research to back up my theory. Is there any way you could help me? I need to prove my point. Thank you very much, Jennifer

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. I'm not sure about "solid" research to back up your theory that female leaders in business are expected to be more comprehensive than male coworkers. However, if you ask 9-out-of-10 female leaders in business this question, I'm sure their experiences will support your theory.

There are two groups you might want to try (both are U.S. based) and one magazine:

1.) NAFE (National Association for Female Executives), which is a network of women in managament and generally 'high level' positions.
2.) Catalyst, which works primarily with the top female executives. #212-777-8900
3.) Working Woman Magazine (212-445-6100) may have this information.

Also, the U.S. Department of Labor has a Women's Bureau. They might be a place start. There should be a Canadian equivalent.


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