Battle of the Sexes: Gender Perceptions at Work

Women Emerge as Breadwinners While Men Focus on Work/Life Balance

Men or Women: Who Would You Rather Work With/For?

We know women feel they are undervalued, underpaid, and that men enjoy preferred status and built-in advantages in the workplace. So it should be a no-brainer when we ask them if they'd rather work with/for a man or a woman, right?

Think again.

When asked who they'd pick if they could choose the sex of their supervisor, 36% of the women we surveyed chose men compared to a measly 11% of women who said they'd rather work for another woman. Thirty-one percent of men said they'd rather work for another man, with 9% choosing women. That trend was also evident when we asked people who they prefer having as co-workers -- men or women? Nearly one-third -- 31% -- of women said they'd rather work with men, dwarfing the 20% of men who answered similarly. In fact, more men (12%) said they'd rather work with women than the 10% of women who said the same.

This begs the question: if women feel men aren't treating them fairly, why are they so eager to work with/for them as opposed to women?