‘Sexy’ women get ahead in business

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More than a quarter of the women surveyed by recruitment specialists Alexander Lloyd – working in finance, accounting and financial services – said they believed they needed to look sexy to progress in their careers.

Worryingly, one in three said they had experienced some form of sexism in the workplace. Though rarely physical in nature, this came in the form of male comments and innuendoes, attitudes, pay parity and promotion prospects.

Karen Cole, director of Alexander Lloyd said woman had always paid attention to their dress and appearance for the workplace, more so then their male counterparts who are generally more conscious of their appearance today.

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