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New Studies Show Women Are Being Penalized For ‘Leaning in’


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Ever since Sheryl Sandberg released her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, the term “lean in” has become a cultural touchstone and a feminist mantra for the tech age. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want at work, take opportunities as they come to you even if you don’t feel qualified for them, and don’t step out of the workplace for family, Sandberg advises.

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New studies show, though, that women can and are being penalized for taking Sandberg’s advice and leaning in. A recent New Yorker article titled “Lean Out: The Dangers for Women Who Negotiate,” details the results of four studies by Hannah Riley Bowles, a senior lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the director of Harvard’s Women and Power program, and researchers from Carnegie Mellon, and the results aren’t…

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