It’s Not Just You: In Online Meetings, Many Women Can’t Get a Word In

It’s Not Just You: In Online Meetings, Many Women Can’t Get a Word In

Alisha Haridasani Gupta
April 14, 2020

Overlapping chatter. Interruptions. Few nonverbal cues. For women, virtual meetings can mirror the inequities of in-person meetings.

“Everything that we think is going to be an equalizer turns out not to be.”

Countless studies have shown that workplace meetings are riddled with inequities. One study by the Yale psychologist Victoria Brescoll found that when male executives spoke more often, they were perceived to be more competent, but when female executives spoke more often, they were given lower competence ratings.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/us/zoom-meetings-gender.html