A New Spin on Sexism in the (Tech) Workforce

A New Spin on Sexism in the (Tech) Workforce

This article certainly caught my attention. I can admit that I’d never really thought about these subtle differences in communication styles, and how they may be impacting career movement and growth.

I have noticed that women resist words they consider “bragging”, and are (usually) less comfortable embellishing on their achievements.  But, I can now say that I will make a concerted effort to look for what this article calls more “feminine” adjectives, like “nurturing” and “supportive”.  I’m not entirely sure that I have seen either on someone’s resume, but will report back, if I do.

Marilyn
Marilyn

Marilyn Weinstein is Vivo’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for overall strategy and business growth and development. Prior to starting iTalent Solutions in 2006—the successful effort which paved the way for Vivo’s launch in 2009—Marilyn was Vice President and General Counsel for AlphaSoft Services Corp., where she served on the company’s Executive Team for over seven years. She helped AlphaSoft grow from a start up to a $50 million per year, multi-office success story.