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Male Execs Outnumber Women 9 to 1 In California's Largest Companies

Publication Date: 
November 17, 2006
San Jose Mercury News
Mercury News Staff

"San Jose Mercury News" quotes Professor Deborah Rhode

"Many of the qualities that are useful for advancing in a highly competitive workplace, such as assertiveness and self-confidence, are not viewed as attractive traits in women. What's `assertive' in a man is viewed as `aggressive' and `strident' in a woman,'' said Deborah Rhode, a Stanford Law School professor who writes about women and leadership.