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Addressing The Gender Gap In Feedback
September 12, 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Have you ever asked for feedback on your work and received nothing helpful? New research suggests you’re not alone – there’s a gender gap in feedback. We’ll examine why men get more helpful feedback and how to get the feedback you need.
Evidence reveals that women in predominantly male careers are more likely than men to receive vague positive praise and critiques of their communication style, whereas men receive more feedback on specific skills linked to business outcomes. We’ll examine how this might advantage men at work and strategize both giving and seeking fair feedback.
You will walk away knowing
+ Three ways that feedback often differs for men and women
+ Reasons why men often receive more actionable, helpful feedback
+Why this gender gap in feedback can make it harder for women to secure promotions
+ How to get feedback that’s truly helpful
About Therese: Therese Huston, Ph.D., is changing how we talk about women at work. Therese is a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, and The New York Times calls her new book, How Women Decide “required reading on Wall Street.” With scientific data and powerful stories, she challenges popular myths about how men and women make decisions. She’s written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review. Last fall, she gave her first TEDx talk. Her work has been featured in Forbes and the Financial Times, and she’s been interviewed on NPR. Microsoft, Amazon, and Harvard Business School have brought Therese in to lead workshops on how to create more inclusive workplaces for women.