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Debunking The 'Queen Bee' Stereotype Of The Modern Career Woman

Two new studies delve into the question of gender diversity in the workplace. Among the findings: businesswomen are more "fairy godmother" than "queen bee."

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BERLIN - Two new studies show that perceptions of the importance of gender diversity to the success of a company differ between men and women, and that the idea that female managers are "queen bees' is more stereotype than reality.

The first study is based on a poll conducted by management consultancy McKinsey among 500 top managers in 53 German companies. The second is a report based on interviews with graduates of 26 leading business schools in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Die Welt has obtained copies of both.

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Welcome to Monday, where Russia warns Finland and Sweden that joining NATO would be a “grave mistake,” locked-down Shanghai announces it aims for June 1 reopening, and South Asia’s heat wave becomes untenable. Meanwhile, Peter Huth in German daily Die Welt explains why the Doomsday Clock isn’t ticking quite the same for millennials today as it was for baby boomers.

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