Tuesday, November 8, 2011

10 Unflattering Stereotypes About Powerful Women

Women of power. From top left: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and the Queen. (Photo credit: The Daily Telegraph)

In From Ice Queen to Cheerleader: Ten terrible stereotypes about powerful womenElizabeth Bromstein reports on a recent round-up done by Forbes magazine staff writer Jenna Gourdreau. Gourdreau polled some powerful women, including IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Jill Abramson of the New York Times to share their least favourite stereotypes about powerful women. 

The top three stereotypes on the list were that a powerful woman is tough, she's single and lonely, and above all, she's an Ice Queen.

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