Key to women's success in the workplace? Acting "masculine"

Women who adopt a ‘masculine approach’ in the office earn up to £40,000 more in their working lives than their ‘nicer’ female colleagues, a study has revealed.

It found ‘alpha females’ earned 4 per cent more than their ‘passive’ co- workers, while ‘neurotic’ women – those deemed to be anxious or moody – suffered a drop in salary of 3 per cent.