Are women different when they serve in managerial capacities? One former City Manager apparently thinks so. Jonathan Allen, former City Manager of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, addressed the group and said plainly that women in government do not read the research prior to meetings and ask too many questions. “They don’t process things the same way,” he said. Mr. Allen was City Manager when Ft. Lauderdale had an all-female city commission. Austin, Texas has a majority female City Council. Apparently, the seminar was organized by the Austin City Manager.
Mr. Allen later issued a statement saying his remarks were mis-construed and he apologized for any mis-communication. See CBS news report. I think Mr. Allen does not process things the same way either….