I wanted to share this article from the Harvard Business Review, “To Seem Confident, Women Have to be Seen as Warm.”
It details a fascinating study which suggests that, in order to be viewed as confident (read: worthy of promotion), women need to display not only competence, but warmth and nurturing qualities. Men, on the other hand, are judged solely on the perception of competence.
This is a huge issue for women, workplace culture, and promotion practices. What do you think?