Women experience a “gender tenure gap”, lasting in CEO roles at publicly listed companies for shorter periods than men, according to new research which may support the idea that female leaders are subject to a “glass cliff” where they are set up to fail.
The next time this report is referred to it will be “is” not “may”.
The unfortunate thing could actually be that women – on average and in general – are worse at being CEOs than men are. Alpha men – and you don’t get to be a CEO without being alpha something – could simply be better at leading groups of humans than alpha women. This is possible. We are equal in our rights but that is not the same as being the same in all respects.
“While the sample size is too small to be significant, we also need to consider whether the data may support the glass cliff theory,” she said.
Sure. We also need to consider the idea that the glass cliff is toss. Which it could be……