The body size of men is, on average,
10% larger than that of women.
Hofstede, Geert: Cultures and organizations, p. 137 and 462.
As the bone structure of a
girl develops, she develops
broader hips and
As the bone structure of a
boy develops, he develops
and narrower hips.
Years that women outlive men
Women live longer than men mostly
because they avoid a risky lifestyle.
Women avoid risk because they are
1. Later age at marriage led to fewer pregnancies - thereby reducing
women's risk of dying in childbirth.
2. Access to food and health care within households became more equal.
3. Greater migration and trade increased the spread of disease,
4. Urban settings led to more competition for mates, causing increased
male risk-taking behaviour.
Through most of history, women lived shorter lives
than men. That changed towards the 15th century.
Question # 5
Do the best performing companies
have the most women or the most
men in top management?
Fortune 500 companies with the highest
percentages of women board directors
outperformed those with the least by 66%
measured by return on invested capital.
Firms with women in top management positions
perform better - especially if the firms pursue an
innovation intensive strategy, in which creativity
and collaboration are especially important.
The reason men are seen as more creative is
a belief that it takes autonomy, independence, and
thinking that diverges from the status quo. These
are seen as masculine traits.
Question # 7
Who rates meaning higher
than pay and status?
Most men rate pay and
status higher than
Most women rate
meaning higher than
pay and status.
Question # 8
Who has fewer children:
Female or male leaders?
The higher women climb up the corporate
ladder, the fewer children they have.
For men, it’s the opposite.
Women speak English better than men
in almost all countries and age groups.
Question # 10
What do women lie about?
What do men lie about?
Women tend to lie about
their age and their weight.
And women tend to lie to
make the person they are
talking to feel good.
Men tend to lie
about their earnings
and their height.
Men tend to lie to
Women experience more emotions
than men do.
Women tend to be a little better
than men on average at sensing
in the moment what the other
person is feeling.
Women are rated on average as having
greater levels of social competence
Board members observed that female directors
tended to seek the opinions of others
and tried to ensure that everyone in the
boardroom take part in the discussion.
Frans de Waal
Women have, on average, more
emotional intelligence than men.
Groups with more women
therefore tend to be smarter.
Women cooperate more than men in
However, male-male interactions are
more cooperative than female-female
Around the world women are more likely
to vote for parties that place a higher value
on compassion than men.
Men build wide
networks but not deep
Women build deep
relationships with a few
Men get a lot more help from their
contacts than women do from their contacts.
Study by Lily Fang and Sterling Huang of 1,815 Wall Street analysts.
Gender distribution on Twitter
Protected accounts by gender on Twitter
Question # 13
Who is less likely to
get feedback at work?
Women are more than 20% less likely than men to
receive difficult feedback that helps improve their
Question # 14
Who is more likely to
disregard guidance from others?
Studies show that men are more likely than
women to disregard guidance from others.
Men are more narcissistic than women.
Men do not feel well when
When women were shown images of
unfamiliar people, eye-tracking technology
showed that they fixed upon the faces 10%
to 40% more times than men did.
Girl babies pay
attention to facial
Boy babies pay
attention to toys.
A man tends to listen for a solution. What is the
problem? How can we solve it? Bang. Thank you
very much. On to the next thing.
A woman tends to listen in an expansive way. She
goes with the flow and is present with the person.
She enjoys the journey with the person she listens to.