Employees Like Female Bosses

May 7, 2014

It’s Wednesday, here’s what’s making news this week:

  • Did you know? According to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, about 18% all angel investors in the U.S. were women. Female entrepreneurs in New York have recently been overwhelming successful at fundraising, so the numbers suggest they want to put everything they’ve learned to work as angels, and help other female entrepreneurs in their career paths. Read more about how startups are peaking the interest of female investors here.
  • Only 20% of those serving in Congress are women. A simple way to help increase this percentage? Consistent recruiting. Reluctance to run for public office – or seek out high-level positions in general – is common among female candidates, but could be curtailed if they are constantly asked to go for it. Read more about it here.
  • New meta-analysis shows that female bosses are viewed as capable as their male counterparts. In the past, studies showed female leaders received more negative feedback than the males, but the numbers are quickly lessening. In fact, researchers from Florida International University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte found male leaders are more likely to rate themselves effectively while other colleagues are more likely to rate women as effective leaders. Read more about the findings here.

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