The confidence of mediocre white men.

/The confidence of mediocre white men.

Many women, accomplished as they are, don’t feel the same sense of innate confidence as their male peers. Gerri Elliott, a former senior executive at Juniper Networks (who said she did not personally encounter bias), recounts a story related by a colleague: A presenter asked a group of men and women whether anyone had expertise in breast-feeding. A man raised his hand. He had watched his wife for three months. The women in the crowd, mothers among them, didn’t come forward as experts.

Susan Chira on expertise.

… yikes.

2017-07-24T14:41:48+00:007th November, 2017|Tags: culture|
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  1. admiraljane 7th November, 2017 at 4:00 am

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