社会的刻板印象和工资差距是由玻璃天花板引起的;尽管在歧视和不平等的工作场所妇女已经面临许多挑战。在目前的情况下，“皇后综合征”的意外增加。其他妇女在管理职位上受到歧视的情况（Cotter and Hermson，2001）。这种综合症有时像性别歧视一样重要，因为她们常常因为感受到了威胁和不安全感而耽搁了女性的职业。对于女性来说，受到其他女性的威胁是非常自然的，而这最终会提高防御能力。在许多研究中已经表明，女性管理者并不总是同情其他职场女性。研究人员发现，在俄亥俄州，1985年至1990年间，拒绝让孕妇返回工作和雇佣孕妇的监督者中，有36％是女性，他们正在研究2405名怀孕歧视诉讼。
Society’s stereotypes and pay gap occur due to glass ceiling; although many challenges are already faced by women at the workplace of discrimination and inequality. In the present scenarios, there is an unexpected addition of the ‘Queen Ben Syndrome’. A situation in which the other women are discriminated by the women at the managerial position (Cotter and Hermson 2001). This syndrome might sometimes be as crucial as sexism in holding back the careers of women as most often it occurs because of feeling threatened and insecurities. For women to feel threatened by other women is quite natural and this ends in raising up of defenses. It has been shown in many studies that the female managers are not sympathetic always to other women at workplace. Researcher found out that 36% of the supervisors who refused to let the pregnant women return to work and hire pregnant women were themselves women in a study of 2405 pregnancy discrimination lawsuits between 1985 and 1990 in Ohio.
There is a need to eradicate the Queen Bee Syndrome so as to overcome glass ceiling theory. It has been shown in many academic works that it is not in all the women that the Queen Bee Syndrome is exhibited and there are many women who have taken a step in order to help women at workplace. When women who are at a position to exert this behavior and have assurance that their job isn’t under threat then the eradication of this syndrome is possible. This would result in elimination of all kinds of insecurities and hence the behavior would also be eradicated.