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19 May, 2014

Management study: Female CEOs more likely than men to be fired – The Observer

The perception that high-achieving businesswomen are more vulnerable than their male counterparts to being abruptly fired – pushed off the “glass cliff” in the contemporary corporate vernacular – has been borne out by a new study from a global management consultancy.

Researchers at Strategy&, formerly known as Booz & Company, found that women are forced out of chief executive positions more than a third of the time, while only a quarter of men in similar positions suffer the same fate.

Read the rest: The facts show it: female CEOs are more likely than men to be fired | Business | The Observer.