Women should be given more top jobs – and not just in times of crisis | Shellye Archambeau


Studies have confirmed the ‘glass cliff’ theory that female CEOs are more likely to be appointed in troubled times. Why should they always be set up for a fall?

Post-EU referendum, “UK PLC” seemed precariously poised. The prime minister resigned. Scottish independence was being spoken of again. Into the breach stepped Theresa May: a female prime minister.

Related: Too few women at the top means we are all losing out | Jane Dudman

When everything is ticking along nicely, the tendency is to maintain the status quo of male dominated leadership

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