100 Women: ‘I dye my hair brown to be taken more seriously at work’

Source: BBC News

By Sarah Buckley and Amelia Butterly

A Silicon Valley CEO reveals her secret to getting ahead in business – dyeing her blonde hair brown, and ditching her heels and contact lenses.

Eileen Carey is a successful CEO, in her early 30s, with glasses and brown hair.

But she didn’t always look the way she does now.

“The first time I dyed my hair was actually due to advice I was given by a woman in venture capital,” she says.

Carey was told that the investors she was pitching to would feel more comfortable dealing with a brunette, rather than a blonde woman.

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s