FW: HBR Article_Women, Find Your Voice

from: Rose
to: me 
date: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:20 PM 

Sent out to our women’s group – VERY interesting

http://hbr.org/2014/06/women-find-your-voice/ar/1%20


from: me
to: Rose 
date: Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Interesting. The beginning is very subpar, esp compared to other HBR articles, but it takes a new spin on this whole Lean In movement.

Great quote: "Men and women generally agreed on the problems but often disagreed on their causes."

Also...TOTALLY agree about meetings being a 'stumbling block'. They're so useless, esp when it's just men trying to prove who has a bigger penis. It feels as if the men are projecting the fat that they're just full of shit/noise when they speak onto us women...

And that point about second guessing long after the meeting is over, so true. Men are literally hit-it-and-quit-it in all aspects of their life. #Gamesmanship (true that tho).

One last note, I don't know how effective the tactic of inviting more women to the table and asking them to speak mentioned in last two paragraphs actually is. I was once part of an organization that did that all the time, telling us to speak our minds, etc. But, as the perceptive women we were, we knew that they were hardheaded men who had easily-bruised egos and therefore knew when to keep our mouths shut. I think by adding this action item to invite more women to speak, it actually just allows corporations to say 'well, we told them it was safe to speak up, and we invited all of them to the meeting..." but I can see many companies using this blanket policy to cover their ass instead of actually hoping to see results.

Thoughts?


from: Rose
to: me 
date: Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Great last point! Let’s just start our own company, with no men allowed? Reverse sexism lawsuit would be worth it