Even female investors juiced by testosterone


It seems academia is on a run involving gender issues in the business world. Following a recent study on whether women construct their own glass ceilings, results published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America suggests that women with higher levels of testosterone take more risks with their money – both in earning it (career choices) and making more of it (investing).

Testosterone, which is widely viewed as the male sex hormone, is found in the bodies of both men and women, though in varying amounts. Men tend to have more of the juice associated with risky behaviors, assertiveness and fearlessness, among the many other brutish manifestations associated with caricatures of the male of the species.

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