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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

manager, manageress

Use gender-neutral language such as manager rather than the obsolete term manageress.

  • Josephine was the manager of a 100-seat restaurant in Winnipeg.

When comparing men and women in the same job, use woman as a modifier.

  • Marie-Hélène was the first woman manager hired by the dot-com start-up.