Proof versus potential: Why women must work harder to move up

Proof versus potential: Why women must work harder to move up

In one 2019 study, almost 200 participants were given a selection of resumes for a director role at a fictitious technology company. Half highlighted the candidate’s past successes, while half highlighted their potential. The researchers quickly noted a pattern; participants consistently ranked male candidates highly if they focused on their potential. For female candidates the opposite was true – they were held to much higher standards, and their leadership potential was generally overlooked.

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220222-proof-verus-potential-problem

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