Did You Know Most of the Women in Power Are Blonde?
Blonde women are often stereotypically categorized as ditzy, or less intelligent than women with darker hair. But what if we told you that women with blonde hair are the leading women in power in the United States?
According to a significant amount of data from the Huffington Post, a striking 48 percent of female chief executives at S&P 500 companies and 35 percent of female senators are blonde.
A study in 2005 found that just 2.2 percent of male CEOs had blonde hair.
Our first female presidential candidate is blonde, and the first female Supreme Court Justice was blonde. Even the first female president of Harvard was blonde.
Researchers from Northwestern conducted three studies with 100 male participants to see how they felt about female CEOs who were blonde and brunette.
The first two studies confirmed the stereotypes: respondents rated blondes and brunettes equally attractive, but blondes were found to be less competent and independent. To learn more about the third study click here.
Take a look at the gallery above to see some of the successful women in power that prove that blondes really do have more fun.
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Hillary Clinton | MAKER Hillary Clinton made history in June when she secured the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman in U.S. history to lead the ticket of a major political party. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Marissa Mayer | MAKER and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer was named the highest paid female CEO in 2015. Photo Credit: Reuters
Kirsten Gillibrand | MAKER Kirsten Gillibrand is a United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. Photo Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Arianna Huffington | Co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington announced in August that she would step down from her role at The Huffington Post to devote time to a new health and wellness initiative, Thrive Global. Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Virginia 'Ginni' Rometty | IBM president and CEO Virginia Rometty was named Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" for ten consecutive years, ranking No. 1 in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez
Alexa von Tobel | Alexa von Tobel is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, an award-winning personal finance website. Photo Credit: Lisa Lake/Getty Images
Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman | MAKER Meg Whitman is the president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew
Marianne Lake | Marianna Lake is the CFO of JP Morgan Chase, and was named the second most powerful woman in banking by American Banker magazine in 2015. Photo Credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images