In 2009 do gender stereotypes still play a role in the modern workplace? A recent article in the college magazine Jungle Campus, called "Watch Your Step" highlighted that although women have made "significant leaps in the business world"; they "lag behind men in pay and leadership positions."
Are you being held back by stereotypes in your career? Many women say yes. The article highlights a 2004 study by Catalyst, in which 46 percent of women chose gender-based stereotyping as a top barrier to advancement compared to only five percent of men.
Weigh in on the issue and comment (below). I did. As part of the panel of experts quoted in the article, I agreed with some of the stereotypes and disagreed with others:
Stereotypes I Agree With:
Stereotypes I Disagree With:
Read the article (on page 11) and hear from other experts such as Gail Evans, former CNN executive and author of Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman and Barbara Adachi, Chief Talent Officer at Deloitte and national managing partner of their Initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women (WIN).
I invite you to comment on your experience with gender in the workplace and if you agree or disagree with the stereotypes. You can also call into SIRIUS 112/XM 157 at 866-675-6675 on Tuesday Dec 8th, 2009 at 3:30pm ET. I'll debate gender stereotypes with host Mario Bosquez on Living Today. Click here for a free 30-day trial of SIRIUS radio.
Also coming up a Making a Living Holiday Special Thursday Dec 10th, 2009, 4pm ET. I'll focus on proper business etiquette during the holidays. Judith Bowman'll join me, author Don't Take the Last Donut.