Garance Franke-Ruta, a senior editor at The Atlantic Magazine writes that despite more education, women still don’t make it to top leadership positions in numbers proportionate to their accomplishments in the workplace. Why? One reason is that the success factors at work are different that those at school. Still saddled with gender stereotypes as well as embedded workplace policies and practices that disadvantage women, the world of work is not a meritocracy. She notes that “The Tiara Syndrome”, a term we coined, can cause women to wait to wait for their contributions to be noticed and rewarded —and that it tends not to happen.
Another reason Franke-Ruta suggests may be a factor is her hypothesis that women apply habits from the dating realm to their careers. An interesting perspective — read the article .