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For letting others know what is in your mind? Or for being very clear with your expectations and not changing your decision for others? We live in a patriarchal society where most of the industries are still male-dominated. I have never faced any discriminative treatment myself. But, I have so many female friends who have complained about the same to me.
That is frustrating! These are not one time issues, but a global phenomenon, according to Kathy Caprino , a career coach who has worked in the corporate industry for more than 18 years. She talks about the rooted unconscious and conscious bias that rules our everyday lives, and how women have been constantly silenced or called bratty or bitches, when they raise their voices in an authoritative and forceful manner in male-dominated organizations.
In her Ted Talk Time to Brave Up , Kathy Caprino explains how women are viewed more negatively than men when they are perceived as forceful. Especially when they lose their temper. The situation not only occurs in the workplace but in many of our personal lives too. I have seen my family members stopping me from giving back in the fear of everyone considering me bratty to a distant relative who was openly body-shaming me in front of everyone. I have also seen my husband getting more importance during a conversation about money matters or any serious matters in general when I am the one who handles finance in our house.
Unfortunately, our society maps most of the leadership roles to masculine characteristics — dominant, competent, assertive, hardworking. This is not liked by their colleagues because of the gender stereotypes that exist in society. According to a study by Psychological Science , angry females got more backlash than angry males by evaluators. The main point to note is that evaluators consisted of both men and women. And, this was the case regardless of the actual occupational rank of the target.
Both a female trainee and a female CEO were given lower status if they expressed anger or any sort of strong dominant emotion. Does this not put women in a difficult position? Forgoing up the organizations they have to show leadership traits — which are stereotypically masculine. The same problem also comes into the picture during performance appraisals. The gender of the manager does not matter. Women are critiqued, when they come as too strong, thus suffer from a low appraisal, while it has almost no impact on a man.
How can we then expect to see women in leadership positions? This is for all you men and women out there. If your organization actively stands against any form of bias, then you must be proud. However, this is not the case in most situations.
Or everything is good only on paper in some places of work. This is the time you stand up and support each other. When a woman has to be made invisible, it is because she is powerful, and her presence reverberates, touching everything in its path — Akron Law Review. The root of all these problems is the gender stereotypes associated with actions or characteristics.
I know we all have come a long way, but there is still so much more to go. Companies should take the responsibility of educating the employees about gender bias and have strict regulations for any discrimination against them. Many organizations today have an ethics helpline for anyone who is facing discrimination or abuse in any manner.
But it is important to note that, it should not be only on paper. Companies should act on it as well. It is high time that we actively promote the unsung voices of women in all of our organizations. Let us all stand up for each other and support each other.
A new intersectional publication, geared towards voices, values, and identities! I aim to inspire people through my words and stories. Shruthi Sundaram Follow. Gender bias is a global phenomenon These are not one time issues, but a global phenomenon, according to Kathy Caprino , a career coach who has worked in the corporate industry for more than 18 years. Problems that occur when it comes to leadership roles Unfortunately, our society maps most of the leadership roles to masculine characteristics — dominant, competent, assertive, hardworking.
How can you support women in an organization? Not necessarily in a forceful way. I wish to listen to what she has to say. Choose your moderator wisely: Statistics have proven that women get more chances to speak up when the meetings are moderated by women. It is high time that we provide a voice to the unsaid thoughts of women in meetings. Have strict guidelines before the meeting: Make sure that your meeting guidelines give everyone a chance to speak up and present their opinions in front of everyone.
For example, you can have a no-interruption rule, anonymous suggestion boxes, etc. To all the Women: Do not be afraid to voice out your thoughts and opinions. And make sure you do it in a firm and considerate way. Do not fear judgement from others and be firm in where you stand if it matches with your core beliefs. Final thoughts When a woman has to be made invisible, it is because she is powerful, and her presence reverberates, touching everything in its path — Akron Law Review The root of all these problems is the gender stereotypes associated with actions or characteristics.
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