Silicon Valley CEO ditched blonde hair & heels to be 'taken seriously'

Silicon Valley CEO ditched blonde hair & heels to be 'taken seriously'

A Silicon Valley CEO has revealed that she dyed her hair brown in order to be taken seriously in the business world. Eileen Carey, CEO at start-up Glassbreakers, revealed to the BBC that colouring her hair dark and forgoing her high heels may have played a part in her success.

"The first time I dyed my hair was actually due to advice I was given by a woman in venture capital," she told the publication. “I was told for this raise [of funds], that it would be to my benefit to dye my hair brown because there was a stronger pattern recognition of brunette women CEOs."

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Comments (2)

  • Anon
    Mon, 11 Sep 2017 2:07pm BST
    Reply to Sir - of course, as we all know, women are treated so much better in countries where they are made to cover up
  • Sir
    Mon, 11 Sep 2017 1:21pm BST
    The real problem sits with women's clothes. These are designed and worn, in large part, to be attractive in a female (ie gender specific) way - hence they are often, close fitting, short, low cut, colourful etc (not always, of course, but often)
    You can't have it both ways.
    If you have chosen to dress in clothes designed to be 'female-specific attractive' in the workplace then you should expect to be seen in a female-specific way. If you draw attention to your femininity in the way you dress then you will interpreted in a feminine way.
    Lab coats are the way forward I say.

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