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Competition in the Workplace

Do You Think Women Help Each Other in Their Careers?

Is part of the gender gap due to the fact that women are too competitive with each other? Researcher Susan Barash tells MSNBC that a male-dominated culture fuels the jealousy that women have towards each other and females are more inclined to help those with bigger age gaps because it makes them feel less threatened. It makes me sad to think that even though we're all grown up and working for our money, our high school gossip girl tendencies might still linger on.

It's counter-intuitive to pit ourselves against each other because if we're trying to narrow the wage gap between men and women, us females need to band together. That's why I love an organization such as Women 2.0, a nonprofit that focuses on bringing together women entrepreneurs. I'm curious, do you think women help each other in their careers?

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kimmieb124 kimmieb124 5 years
I think women are very competitive and can be mean to each other as a result. I work in education and have primarily had female supervisors and even though that is the norm in my field, I still hear female colleague say how much they prefer male supervisors and how all the female supervisors are on power trips. This kind of talk very much serves to hold women back.
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