25 Feb '11, 9am

Short hair better for corporate women? via @cmswire

OF THE 100 women listed on Forbes' Most Powerful Women 2010 list, Temasek Holdings' Chief Executive Ho Ching and Singapore Telecom's Group Chief Executive Chua Sock Koong are ranked 30th and 71st respectively. It is also interesting to note that apart from them, more than 50 per cent of the 100 women on the list sport short hair. Do women feel having short hair projects a more 'masculine' image that gets them accepted in the male-dominated corporate world? Former Miss Singapore Teo Ser Lee, 45, who is now an image consultant, agrees. 'First impressions are made within the first five to seven seconds. So women with shorter hair are perceived to be more serious, more masculine, more authoritative. Women with longer hair are seen as more feminine, sometimes even sexier.' The 45-year-old says that even as General Manager of a multi-national corporation, she was often judged ba...

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