The Sexes: Madam Executive

With a crisp manner and hearty handshake, the ambitious businesswoman often courts success by acting like a man. As one has explained, when she was in her mid-20s and determined to get ahead at the office, she took her femininity and "stored it away for future consideration." Up to a point, perhaps to middle-management levels, this tactic may prove effective. But to reach the highest levels of business, a woman must clearly and comfortably accept the fact that she is a woman, according to two alumnae of the Harvard Graduate School of Business...

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