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Tips For Female Executives

Women can't change the sexist attitudes they find in the global marketplace, but here's how they can take advantage of them.
March 14, 2002
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/49388

Women in business, especially internationally, face certain predictable issues--being treated as if they're invisible, encountering stereotypical views of women's capabilities, being looked at as some sort of a phenomenon and even being considered so unusual, they're treated as a "third sex."

While you might initially consider these to be problems, they could work to your benefit. There seems to be an odd respect for women in some cultures. This real appreciation of femininity gives women some room to negotiate. Here are some strategies for women to use when doing business abroad: