The Real Reason Women Quit Tech (and How to Address It) – Tech Diversity Files – Medium
Some people dismiss the gender pay gap by arguing that women choose lower-paying fields; however, the causality is opposite: pay drops as women move into a previously male-dominated field. A study by Stanford and UPenn researchers analyzed 164 occupations using 50 years of US Census data (1950–2000) and found consistent evidence that pay drops as women move into a previously male-dominated field in areas as varied as recreation, ticket agent, designers, housekeepers, and biologists. When a job attracts more men, such as computer programming, which used to be predominately female, wages rise.
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A recent article shared a strategy used by women in meetings at the White House: “When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.”
men can do this too. Listen closely at meetings, and repeat unacknowledged good ideas, giving the person who first had the idea credit.
Many managers are completely unaware of the research science on motivation (autonomy, mastery, and purpose have been proven as the best motivators)
granular detail and actionable advice
men received constructive criticism on skills they should develop, whereas women received personality criticism (“pay attention to your tone”).