EXECUTIVES: Let's Huddle, Women

"Why can't a woman take after a man?" sang an exasperated Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. That tacit sentiment all too often pervades male-dominated executive suites, report Social Psychologists Margaret Hennig and Anne Jardim of Boston's Simmons College. In their new book, The Managerial Woman (Anchor-Doubleday; $7.95), based on in-depth interviews with 125 business-oriented women, they analyze why so few women have become top corporate executives. Their answer: most women never learned to play football or other team sports. For corporate men, whom the authors got to know as company...

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