Thursday, October 16, 2014

Women Vs Men Call-in October 15

So when it comes to women and men Lara and I asked who gets the easier go of things?

Lara thinks men have the better deal, I think women have the longer end of the stick.

Here is what we said, listen for yourself and be the judge.

And here is a look at the notes for the evening.

-battle of the sexes: which sex struggles more or comes out on top
socially, professionally, scientifically, etc.

statement made by Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on Thursday, October 9, 2014. A woman in the audience asked Nadella how women should go about asking for a raise to which he replied:
"It's not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise. ... That might be one of the initial 'super powers,' that quite frankly, women who don't ask for a raise have."
Needless to say, the fall out from this ridiculous comment continues, as it should. Nadella and Microsoft have been desperately trying to take back this statement, but there are no do-overs in today's world of electronic communication transferring information in a nanosecond. To be fair, Nadella is guilty of a very common unconscious bias all women face in the work force. Allow me to provide another example of an unconscious bias - one I experienced the day after Nadella's faux pax.

Yes, women have come a long way, but these key challenges remain:

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