According to a Washington Post article, recent research reveals that companies are more successful if they have more female participation in their management.
Here are some key points from the article, but I urge you to read it all yourself and you will be impressed with the findings:
- New research says a healthy dose of estrogen may be the key not only to our fiscal recovery, but also to economic strength worldwide
- All those right-brain skills disparaged as soft in the roaring '90s are suddenly 21st-century-hot, while cocky is experiencing a slow fizzle.
- Adding to this debate is the fact that the laid-off victims of this recession are overwhelmingly men.
- Gender stereotypes aren't politically correct, but the research broadly finds that testosterone can make men more prone to competition and risk-taking. Women, on the other hand, seem to be wired for collaboration, caution and long-term results.
Transwomen bring the best of both worlds to the table and should make us a highly prized employee in the corporate world.
Instead of being afraid of being outed at the workplace, we should flaunt our diverse personalities and wear a dress and heels to work on the days of the week ending with the letter "Y." Show them we are not testosterone-poisoned guys, but that we can be just as estrogen-driven as the women in the boardroom.
Is this a little tongue in cheek?
Maybe, but if your job is on the line and you are grasping for a lifeline to avoid the unemployment line, showing up at work cloaked with a feminine wardrobe and feminine attitude may not be a bad idea.