The boss factor: Why women prefer male leaders

The boss factor: Why women prefer male leaders

Lesson overview

In this Business English lesson plan, students will discuss reasons why women sometimes prefer male bosses and explore the root causes of this phenomenon according to research. They will also practice expressing unreal time.



The student discusses what they think is true about the workplace when women are in charge.


Video: Why women prefer male leaders

Before watching a video, the student learns new vocabulary which will help them understand the video better (stereotype, disparage, vying, etc.). After watching the video explaining why women prefer men in leadership roles, the student marks statements as true or false.


Grammar: Unreal time

The student learns and practices expressing unreal time using wish, if only, and it’s (high) time

The lesson ends with a wrap-up section.

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