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Is cockiness a man's C-suite edge?

Karen M. Kroll | Jan. 19, 2012
While women have earned more than a third of MBAs awarded in the U.S. for at least a decade, and account for three of every five accountants and auditors, they make up less than 9% of CFOs within the Fortune 500, according to Catalyst, a nonprofit focused on women in business.

Employers who aren't aware of men's tendency to inflate their performance may overlook capable female candidates when making hiring decisions, Reuben notes in an article about the research. "It calls for a bit more sophistication on the part of hiring committees and recruiters to understand there are gender differences in how people evaluate themselves."


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