The Stereotype of the ‘Queen Bee’ Female Executive is Losing its Sting

Queen-Bee-syndrome-mythA paper being published in the Strategic Management Journal, by researchers at Columbia Business School and the University of Maryland's business school, looked at what happens when a woman gets one of the five highest-paying executive jobs at a S&P 1500 company. Jena McGregor's Washington Post article, "The Stereotype of the 'Queen Bee' Female Executive is Losing its Sting", dives into the research which found implicit quotas as the culprit stalling female advancement, not the "queen bee" stereotype. Companies fill a quota after feeling pressure to add women into senior management, but don't take any other action once the quota is filled.  However, the research did reveal other women have a better chance of holding top positions when the CEO is female. Read more here