Ah yes, the old double standards problem - according to some, if women pushed themselves harder they'd achieve as much as men, but those who stand their ground are pushy, aggressive or abrasive... Unconscious bias strikes again?
Kieran Snyder had heard about women in the tech word being judged more
harshly than their male colleagues for the same traits and wanted to
know "how often this perception of female abrasiveness undermines
women’s careers." So she asked a group of men and women in tech to share
their performance reviews with her, without telling them what the study
was for. "The question I wanted to answer was: Did review tone or
content differ based on the employee’s gender," Snyder writes in Fortune. It turns out that not only did gender matter, it appears to have mattered a lot, enough to shock even me, a jaded feminist.
By: Amanda Marcotte, 28 August 2014
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