Cheri Mack, an African-American, has just arrived at the Harvard Business School after working for three years at a major consulting firm, where they adopt the behavior of their male colleagues to fit learned in. Some of their male classmates are crucial to their masculine, aggressive style in the classroom. When she begins to plan for a new career in health care, they carry their critique to wonder if with scales much of their femininity to compromise their effectiveness as a leader.

Cheri Mack, an African-American, has just arrived at the Harvard Business School after working for three years at a major consulting firm, where they adopt the behavior of their male colleagues to fit learned in. Some of their male classmates are crucial to their masculine, aggressive style in the classroom. When she begins to plan for a new career in health care, they carry their critique to wonder if with scales much of their femininity to compromise their effectiveness as a leader.
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Robin J. Ely,
Ingrid Vargas
Source: Harvard Business School
2 pages.
Publication Date: Apr 17,, 2006. Prod #: 406096-PDF-ENG
Managing a Public Image: Cheri Mack HBR case solution