Women: Speak up. No, wait. Maybe don’t.

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As a father of teenage girls, this piece was hard for me to read. But is a reminder that we have a long way to go before women are treated equally at the office. From Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant:

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.

I often tell younger colleagues to speak up more. I wonder how many young women have quietly said to themselves “Sure. Easy for you to say.” Read the whole piece at the NY Times.

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