Speaking while female

Sheryl Sandburg and Adam Grant writing in The New York Times

“When male employees contributed ideas that brought in new revenue, they got significantly higher performance evaluations. But female employees who spoke up with equally valuable ideas did not improve their managers’ perception of their performance.

“Also, the more the men spoke up, the more helpful their managers believed them to be. But when women spoke more, there was no increase in their perceived helpfulness.

“This speaking-up double bind harms organisations by depriving them of valuable ideas.”

“The long-term solution to the double bind of speaking while female is to increase the number of women in leadership roles.”

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