Celina Jacobson kindly sent me a great article which appeared on medicalcodingcertification.com about how scientific research has ‘proven’ some common gender stereotypes. However, as the article says “of course, all these stereotypes, despite whatever scientific evidence there is to support them, should be taken with a grain of salt… differences between men and women are inconsequential compared to the similarities” which is a big one for me, since I can’t stand when people like to pigeon hole women as so different from men and use it as an argument for keeping them out of top jobs or saying “women just don’t like science”. Anyway, it can be fun to look at some of these stereotypes, although you may not want to confirm to your husband that men are better drivers than women. You could point out though, that because they are supposedly more aggressive and likely to act out in anger, that’s why their insurance premium is higher. One of the positives for women in business is that they are more intuitive than men, and better at reading facial expressions and body language; a great skill to have have in the workplace. And next time you are wondering whether he looked in the mirror when he put that outfit together you can just nod and remind yourself that men have no savvy for colour!