MANAGEMENT: The Women

How do women get ahead in business?

Last week Chicago's Social Research Inc. (TIME, March 1, 1948) reported on a study of 60 topflight women executives. S.R.I.'s conclusion: they got to the top not imitating men, but by capitalizing on their feminine talents.

"An abiding femininity is characteristic of the successful group," said S.R.I. "[They are] women who are able to use their feminine skills of understanding, adapting to others, comprehending emotional factors. . . not [those] driven to emulating male aggressiveness or strutting around as if they had hair on their chests." A woman trying "to take her place...

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