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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lean In Again

 Our 'book club' book at the last GE was Lean In by Cheryl Sandberg. It was a great discussion, and here's a follow up article to read.

When you are in meetings, do you ever have the feeling that no one hears what you say?  That your ideas are shot down only to be resurrected as some man's idea one minute later.  I have.  And the Lean In folks have the research to prove it.

"Speaking While Female" is the second most emailed article on the New York Times website today.  Take a look.

"We’ve both seen it happen again and again. When a woman speaks in a professional setting, she walks a tightrope. Either she’s barely heard or she’s judged as too aggressive. When a man says virtually the same thing, heads nod in appreciation for his fine idea. As a result, women often decide that saying less is more.  Some new studies support our observations."

Read the story here!

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