Are Male/Female Communications Equal?
It seems logical that anyone who stands up in front of an audience and says something of substance – even saying the exact same sentence – should have a similar if not equal impact on the listener. But according to Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant who wrote an interesting article in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times – “Speaking While Female” – on why women stay quiet at work – this just isn’t so.
It SHOULD be – but, sadly, they appear to be right. It should be the QUALITY of what is coming out of someone’s mouth that matters – not the gender of the speaker.
Read the article. Give what they suggest a try.
It’s about time things were equal.