“Success and likability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women.” In other words, the higher a woman ascends on the corporate ladder, the less likeable she is perceived to be, while the opposite holds true for men.
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Even as it seems that more and more women are speaking out against a culture that has long condoned or ignored sexual harassment, only a small fraction of women actually lodge a formal complaint. Many women have expressed fear of jeopardizing their careers, being accused of lying or facing social or professional retaliation should they… Read more »
Clearly, sexual harassment is a problem across sectors. The one bright side? The increase in public harassment claims has also led many media outlets to cover the issue, offering tips, advice and scrutiny. Here are five articles particularly worth reading on the topic, all from this past month,
Though diversity and inclusion indices have been improving government-wide, these top-scoring agencies (based on self-reporting from current employees) are likely to offer more opportunities for women to succeed and feel empowered and valued in the workplace.
Because you work in government, you can’t write ‘WOMEN PLEASE APPLY!’ at the top of your advert. However, you can encourage more women with a wider range of skill sets to apply. Here’s six tips to revamp your job descriptions and attract more female applicants.
By many measures, women have succeeded in narrowing the long-standing achievement gap in higher education. However, this surface-level gender parity in higher education has a significant, hidden cost.
These four articles from September address some of the challenges women continue to face in tech—from hiring biases, to a persistent and toxic “boys’-club” culture, to overt sexual harassment and intimidation—and what some women are doing about it.
With the Emmy’s this past Sunday, Hollywood’s award season is underway. And in great news, more women and minorities took home the gold than ever before. But, what about Washington’s award season? How do we get more women and minorities recognized for their contributions to government? The answer is simple. Nominate them! The first step,… Read more »
Many articles make it seem as though there are problems inherent to women’s speech patterns, with no real way to win. Women in the workplace are either read as too timid and feminine, or unlikeable and aggressive.
Women constantly confront double standards in their personal and professional lives. That’s not really news. We’re expected to pursue strong careers without coming off as assertive or “bossy.” We’re told to join the boys’ club, only to find the doors blocked by traditional ideals of propriety. We’re told to participate in our offices, only to… Read more »