How much power men and women have profoundly influences how each behaves.

November 20, 20151 minute read

A report released by McKinsey &Company supports the idea that the one clear difference between men and women in the U.S. and much of the world is the amount of power each has in society. The report cites several studies showing that in countries where there is more gender equality, women’s performance is less constrained by stereotypes.

These studies showed that:

The report also described a phenomenon where a “queen bee” — a solo woman in a high status group –sees other women as a foe to be thwarted. As more women emerge as leaders, the report says, “we hope to see the queen bee effect fade away entirely.”