Essay: Men are Given Higher Rates
It was in this report that these organizations often gave men higher rates for competence while women had higher rates for pleasantness. Such a narrow view of the competence and experience of both sexes was the leading cause of the varied views on the leadership ability of men and women.
Further, with men and women having different competence levels, it was also not difficult for women to decline leadership positions in favor of a man. It was also not surprising to find that during the early 1900s many women discouraged each other from taking up positions of leadership or engaging in business opportunities that may hinder their social and family life development.