Proof the best boss at work is probably a woman

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A new study found both sexes prefer a woman to be in charge at the office. So why aren't more women in positions of power?

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Women may still not be paid as much as men, but they make better bosses, according to a new survey. Surprised? We were too.

New research by Amway UK found that out of 2000 workers polled, 32% of women AND men said their ideal boss would be a woman, while only 17% would rather have a man.

But they don't just want any woman. The ideal boss has to be educated, married and have children. In other words, someone who reminds you of your mum.

Why's that? Well employees want to be directed by someone who has compassion, trust, loyalty and calm, qualities often found in a woman.

And you can forget about tough love. Surprisingly, traits such as courage, confidence and strong leadership were way down the list of requirements.

Asked who their ideal female celebrity boss would be, Davina McCall and Nigella Lawson were popular choices. Let's just hope this translates to more women in management.

Would you prefer a female boss? Tell us @handbagcom

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