A survey conducted by Gallup in the 1950s concluded that two-thirds of their participants preferred male bosses, with a mere 5% saying they’d be alright having a female boss. When the same survey was repeated this decade, there was a stark difference in the results.
The two-third majority had fallen to one-third, and around 20% of participants said they preferred female bosses. While this shows us that a higher number of people have become unbothered by the gender of their bosses, it also proves that the idea of female leadership is making significant strides in the workplace.
There are various reasons for the increasing preference for female leadership, and in this blog, we’ll be talking about some of them in greater detail.