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Employees of start-up companies work at their designated spaces at the offices of 1776 business incubator in Washington DC, February 11, 2014.
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Women often face unique obstacles in the workplace like the wage gap and battles for maternity leave, but Anne Litwin argues that one of the biggest hurdles for women at work is one another.   

A 2013 Gallup poll showed that women would prefer males bosses to female ones:

Both men and women prefer a male boss. More than half of men say the gender of their boss makes no difference, but those who have a preference favor a male boss by an 11-point margin. Women are more likely than men to have a preference, with higher proportions expressing preferences for each gender of boss, though women choose a male over a female boss by a 13-point margin.

On The Daily Circuit, we discuss how women can support one another in the workplace and help each other succeed.

Have you encountered roadblocks or undermining from a female boss or coworker? If you've had a terrific woman leader in your company, what stands out about her management & leadership? Leave your comments below.