Women Who Speak Up at Work Get Ignored While Men Get Promotions

Dec. 5, 2017

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No shock here.

A new report published in the Academy of Management Journal proves what every professional woman already knows — that opinions voiced by females are often ignored.

When women speak up “promotively” — broaching positive ideas or solutions — their voices go unheard.

By contrast, men who engage in the same behavior are generally rewarded with increased leadership and influence. Neither women nor men benefit from giving warnings or pointing out wrongdoing, the study found.

The study’s authors examined workplace dynamics in environments including the West Point military academy and an insurance company and their conclusions were confirmed each time.

Read the full article at the New York Post. 


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