Why Women Feel More Stress at Work



Andrea Kramer co-authored this bylined article in which she suggested, based on her mentoring and coaching experience, that professional women consistently experience more stress, anxiety and psychological distress than do men. Ms. Kramer wrote that this is “primarily because they must contend with stereotype threat … [which] occurs when a woman is aware of a stereotype that women perform poorly compared to men at a given task … as a result of which she fails to perform up to her ability.”