What Men Think They Know About Executive Women

September 2006 | Whitten, Dwayne

The article reports on a survey of executives in public and private corporations in the United States concerning women in executive roles, which was conducted in 2005. The results are compared to a study made in 1965 by Garda W. Bowman, N. Beatrice Worthy, and Stephen A. Greyser and a follow-up study in 1985 by Charlotte Decker Sutton and Kris K. Moore. The current data shows that men are accepting the idea of women in senior management positions. The previous research projects on this subject were published in the August 1965 and the October 1985 issues.



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