Workplace Diversity

3 Ways to Avoid Giving Women Vague Feedback in Performance Reviews

“Your communication style is too aggressive.” “You need to strengthen your knowledge of emerging markets.” Which of the above statement is more likely to be found in the performance review of a female employee? According to research on performance feedback by Stanford researchers, women are more likely to receive vague feedback (the former), and men...
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Performance Management

Learnings from the Ellen Pao Case: Preventing Gender Inequality

Company culture can be a thoughtfully cultivated source of competitive advantage or a breeding ground for the rise of inequality and the breakdown of meritocracy. The difference between the two ultimately comes down to one core principle: awareness. In the Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins case, the web of interactions became evidence for the dangers...
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