Advancing Tech Talent & Diversity Community Tip of the Day 04.08.21
Allyship: Workplace meetings are riddled with inequities. Studies show that men speak more than women in professional meetings, and they interrupt more frequently. Women are twice as likely as men to be interrupted by both men and women - more so for women of color, and worse still, women have others take credit for their ideas.
Work to be an active listener and manage your temptation to interrupt. Step in if needed to interrupt the interrupters, give credit where credit is due, notice who’s being quiet and invite them into the conversation. To take the edge off, always have a few planned responses handy so you’ll always be ready.