There are many common assumptions about gender differences – but they aren’t supported by research. To promote equality, it’s time to reject gender myths, understand how women experience the workplace and create the right conditions for success.
From the gender pay gap to #TimesUp, everyone’s talking about the treatment of women in the workplace. Senior leaders – men and women – are increasingly vocal about a commitment to gender parity. Yet too often corporate policies are based on false assumptions. Writing for Harvard Business Review, Catherine H Tinsley and Robin J Ely debunk some common myths and offer an evidence-based approach.
FALSE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT GENDER DIFFERENCE