Career Advice? Talk, Dress Like the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher's lower voice and hemlines seen as business advancement strategies.

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Looking to get ahead in business? Put down the self-help books and rush out to see The Iron Lady this weekend.

That Margaret Thatcher—she’s the one you want to emulate.

Today reports a recent survey from Business Environment, a British office-space biz, found 48 percent of women respondents said they’d make their voices lower, while 23 percent said they’d wear longer skirts, to advance their careers—both practices employed by Thatcher on her way to becoming prime minister.

And if your voice is as high as your hem? Just remember Maggie’s famous words: “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

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First Published Tue, 2012-01-10 23:01

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