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This training program will discuss whether women are more hostile among each other in the workplace. It will discuss sexism and stereotypes in our perceptions of women and men's bullying, the nexus of bullying and harassment, and the impact of bullying on witnesses.


  • Theories as to whether women are more hostile to each other than to men
  • Sexism and stereotypes in our perceptions of women and men's bullying
  • The nexus of bullying and harassment
  • Impact of bullying on witnesses
  • Tort laws
  • Tokenism


This webinar will discuss the phenomenon - or lack thereof- of women's hostility to other women, outline what one should do if bullied, and discuss management's role in the prevention and intervention of the behavior. Research suggests that men and women employ different tactics in bullying. 

Because women's ways of bullying are generally more subtle, managers may not recognize it as bullying and ignore the behavior thereby giving tacit approval for it to continue. This leads to poor morale, lack of trust in management, and poor performance, absenteeism, and turnover.

  • Are women really each other's worse enemy or is it just a myth and a stereotype?
  • What does research show about women's hostility to other women, sometimes called bullying in the workplace?
  • Is female to female bullying an issue that deserves attention apart from general workplace bullying?
  • Do we have different expectations of women's behavior at work than we do of men's behavior?
  • Do we have a responsibility, as women, to support other women at work?


  • To describe women's ways of bullying
  • To discuss the theoretical causes and contributing factors of women's bullying
  • To determine if bullying could be illegal harassment
  • To explore the impact of women bullying their colleagues
  • To identify management's role in the prevention and intervention of women's bullying
  • To list the steps to take if targeted by a bully


  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Women Owners
  • HR Managers
  • Controllers
  • Supervisors
  • Office Managers
  • Accounts Managers
  • Anyone in Management at all Levels


Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include management/leadership development, organization development, communication, and harassment and bullying. She is an expert witness for discrimination and harassment lawsuits. She trains and consults with business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 book chapters, books, and articles in professional journals. She has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles. She has her doctorate in organizational leadership, is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services, a master’s degree in community health, and professional certificate in training and development.

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