WOMEN PUT OFF MACHO SECTORS

The ‘macho atmosphere’ is the biggest obstacle to attracting female talent to work in male-dominated sectors, such as the military and construction, suggests a survey. The brewing sector (41% identified a macho atmosphere), construction (40%) and security (26%) were the industries where macho environments were the most off-putting factor. Patronising male colleagues deter many women, particularly from working in the aviation sector (42%) and in medicine (32%). Safety was also a concern for many women – it was number 2 on the list of deterring factors, according to the survey of 1,000 women by Stormline, a manufacturer of foul weather […]

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