Women do everything. We’re the givers of life for starters, and in my humble opinion, that settles any and all debts for all of eternity. But besides being Mother Nature personified, we’re the leaders of movements, we’re teachers, we own businesses, we’re mothers, doctors, writers, game-changers. But why is it that we’re still not equally represented all across the board?
Elle U.K. decided that they wanted to bring awareness to this issue, and wanted to do so via these cool GIFS–
From politics to Hollywood, women are often represented by a single voice in the room. The numbers don’t lie. Women are 37% of MBA graduates, but only 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs. And this phenomenon is all too easy to see when men are edited out of the photos.
Elle U.K. hopes to change the narrative and encourage women to empower and support one another in the push for global equality. Because women represent just 14% of executive officers, and because there is plenty more room at the top.
This recent study says it all:
“The results of Study 1 indicated that when men negotiated with a female hiring manager, they responded with more assertive counteroffers,” the researchers wrote. In other words, they asked for more. The sex of the hiring manager did not affect what women asked for.
To make sure this wasn’t just because the guys thought they could outwit or bully a woman, the researchers did a second experiment. They had men and women act out a scenario in which their team did a good job on a project and got a bonus. Each volunteer was asked to split the bonus with either a male or female teammate, or a male or female supervisor.
The men were willing to give a male supervisor more than half of the bonus. But they offered female supervisors less — usually what they offered their male or female peers.
The findings have big real-world implications, Netchaeva said. “The ideal woman is not perceived as having what it takes for a leadership role,” her team wrote. “Indeed, research suggests that the mere indication that a female leader is successful in her position leads to increased ratings of her selfishness, deceitfulness, and coldness.”
It may even behoove women to tone it down in the workplace, they suggested.
And now for our next trick-We’ll be more inclusive of women of COLOR??