'Mediocre' male managers are stopping women's rise

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'"Mediocre" male managers are blocking women's development in the finance world because they are better at office politics, new research suggests.

Women also said many managers "faked empathy" on diversity, and more direct bosses were easier to work with.

The report, backed by the London School of Economics, called for culture change to improve diversity.

Author Prof Grace Lordan said: "We've made a lot of progress since the overt sexism of the 1980s and 1990s.'

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