Hello Fierce One,
Here’ a column I recently wrote for Inc.com on how to have your voice heard in meetings. Before we get to the article, wanted to be sure you knew that we have opened registration for the summer cohort of The Leadership Lab, and we’ve already sold more than 30% of available seats. If you want to coach with me this year, The Leadership Lab is a GREAT way to do that. You can read about The Leadership Lab here.
Now, on to the article, which originally appeared in Inc.com
Women are interrupted twice as often as men. Here’s what to do about it.
Last June, after Arianna Huffington commented during an Uber board meeting that having one woman join a board could pave the way for others, fellow board member David Bonderman replied that having one woman join a board would simply lead to “more talking.”
Outrage ensued and Bonderman resigned later that day.
Pervading cultural stereotypes establish women as “talkers.” Yet a 2014 study at George Washington University showed that men interrupt 33 percent more often when talking to women versus other men.
In the world of business, the meeting is a critical advancement and decision-making unit. In my work coaching women leaders, I’ve observed that the most successful have mastered the art of overcoming interruptions and having their voices heard. Here are seven strategies to try. READ MORE.