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Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

Harvard Business

Yet when women try to make themselves more visible, they can face backlash for violating expectations about how women should behave, and risk losing their hard-won career gains. Instead, they opted for a risk-averse, conflict-avoidant strategy in the office. Women in our study recognized that being less visible in the office could hurt their odds of promotion. I was taking professional development classes and talking to people and practicing it in my real life.

Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

Harvard Business

Yet when women try to make themselves more visible, they can face backlash for violating expectations about how women should behave, and risk losing their hard-won career gains. Instead, they opted for a risk-averse, conflict-avoidant strategy in the office. Women in our study recognized that being less visible in the office could hurt their odds of promotion. I was taking professional development classes and talking to people and practicing it in my real life.