A study of middle managers by the California School of Professional Psychology found that concern about what other people might think was more likely to lead female managers to forego “women-friendly” hiring practices.
Many of the managers surveyed also thought that women can be harder to manage, emotional, sensitive, and distracted by family commitments so that they are less likely to be committed to their careers.
However research also shows that women working in teams with men don’t alway perform at their best.
Just when you think things have changed. This was in Californian tech companies which obviously still have male-dominated cultures.