From exactly 10 years ago, in Business Insider, “15% Of Women Have Slept With Their Bosses — And 37% Of Them Got Promoted For It”:
Research from the Center for Work-Life Policy shows mid-level, professional women need powerful, senior executives to help promote them to the next level of management.
The problem is this: More often than not, superiors are males who are married.
In that same CWLP study, 34% of executive women claim they know a female colleague who has had an affair with a boss. Furthermore, 15% of women at the director level or above admitted to having affairs themselves.
And worse, 37% claim the action was rewarded: they said that women involved in affairs received a career boost as a result.
Now that Harvey W. is in prison, presumably the sex-for-jobs exchange is less common and fewer of the plum jobs are allocated to the most brazen. Are women who don’t have sex with bosses obtaining promotions noticeably sooner than ten years ago?
- Daily Mail on how Kamala Harris got her first political jobs
- “McDonald’s accuses ex-CEO Steve Easterbrook of hiding sexual relationships with employees and sending nude photos, videos” (USA Today): Easterbrook also approved a stock grant worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to one of the women “shortly after their first sexual encounter and within days of their second,” McDonald’s alleged in the lawsuit, which was filed in a Delaware court.
- “20 women slept with me to get promotion” (The Sun, 2014)
- Open offices bad for women?