Issue 141 - 01 | The Goldilocks Dilemma: Why Career Advancement Is So Much Harder for Women Than Men and What Women Can Do to Change ThatBy Andrea S. Kramer & Alton B. Harris
Published May 4, 2016 11:00 a.m.
On the other side of the ‘women are not as good as men’ coin, a woman who violates traditional female stereotypes and behaves with authority, competence, and independence is likely to be seen as aggressive, abrasive, and bossy. This perception is what we call agentic bias …The intersection of negative and agentic biases creates a double bind we call the ‘Goldilocks Dilemma.’”
About Andrea S. Kramer & Alton B. Harris | Andrea S. Kramer (“Andie”) and Alton B. Harris (“Al”) are accomplished experts in their respective fields of law and adjunct professors at Northwestern University School of Law. They have both served in senior management positions and have in-depth experience with all aspects of personnel management including recruiting, hiring and firing, individual and team supervision, compensation, and promotion. For more than 30 years they have worked to promote gender equality in the workplace.https://andieandal.com/