7 Deadly Myths about Women in Business

Women are a force to be reckoned with in the business world: they run billion dollar companies, they are entrepreneurs and they are innovators.

So why are women still subject to many of the same old stereotypes that our mothers and grandmothers faced decades ago?

In this article we tackle the seven most prominent and insidious myths still making the rounds today – and offer a few expert comebacks to help combat these untruths.

FACT: Women negotiate just as well as men.

This old chestnut needs a very important revision. Research shows that women are very effective negotiators and ask for pay raises just as often as men, but men are 25% more likely to actually get that raise when they ask than their female counterparts. Turns out, when women are able to harness so-called feminine traits that are typically used against them, they can be just as effective as men.

 

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