Women do better without men at work

U.K. retail expert expounds benefits of women-only environment
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/10/2007

Women will have a greater chance for success in business if they don't work with men, according to a British retail expert.

Without men, workplaces are more fun and women aren't intimidated by their superiors, Jacqueline Gold, chief executive of British adult retailer Ann Summers, told delegates at the Public Sector People Managers' Association conference.

In her time at Ann Summers, Gold has increased profits from $196,905 in 1987 to $351 million in 2007. She credits that increase with employing a predominately female workforce in its 141 retail stores and all of the 7,500 party planners are women.