Do Talkative Women Leaders Have Less Power Than Talkative Men?


Victoria Brescoll, a professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, probes the impact of stereotypes on people’s status inside organizations. She’s especially interested in the way women and men get treated at work, when they exhibit the same behavior. Back in 2007, Brescoll made headlines for her study, “Can an Angry Woman Get Ahead? Gender, Status Conferral, and Workplace Emotion Expression,” published in the journal Psychological Science. She found that while men score points when they express anger in a professional context, angry women invite the opposite response. They’re seen as out of control and they lose stature. That was five years ago, but my guess would be that Brescoll would find the same result were she to run the study again today.

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