In our last post, we began a discussion about the prejudices and biases women face in employment. These biases often go unnoticed because they are unconscious. In fact, many are rooted in the very ways that men and women are socialized from early childhood.
A recent New York Times guest column written by Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and a professor named Adam Grant cites numerous studies about how men and women are perceived by their colleagues for showing leadership and ambition. In general, qualities that are admired in men are often considered unattractive personality traits in women.