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Barbara H. Franklin
“Women are operating in institutions created by men, and that is like being in another culture, a foreign country. There are some male behavioral patterns that women have not grown up with. It is hard for women to become part of the informal power networks in the company. Men are in them naturally, and the information and reinforcement they receive are essential to moving ahead. Women are thus held to a difficult standard. They are expected to strike exactly the right balance between being aggressive and tough-minded on the one hand and being feminine on the other. And they find it's often a no-win situation.”
Barbara H. Franklin, U.S. international business consultant, executive, presidential appointee
Full name: Barbara Hackman Franklin.