Agreed. I, at least, assume there is a certain degree of “sisterhood” out there — and yet, reflecting upon 30+ years of working for both male and female bosses, I’ve seen little evidence of that in my own life.

Again upon reflection, it seemed like I’ve had a lot of female bosses, just off the top of my head. Then I actually counted, and huh! Turns out very close to 50/50 female/male. Which lead to a (superficial, admittedly) comparison of traits, and I came up with nothing in either direction. IOW, for every asshole male I came up with an asshole female; for every compassionate female I had a compassionate male. Same for leadership styles. Same for anger-management issues. So far the only significant difference I’ve come up with between my female and male bosses is that my male bosses have had a much easier time finding me in the men’s room.

Got to be a Medium article in there somewhere…

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