Gender Stereotyping at Work

In Davos, I heard Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook speak about gender stereotyping at work, “She’s great at her job, but she’s just not as well liked by her peers,” or, “She’s a bit aggressive.” She was part of an impressive panel with IMF’s Christine Lagarde and Drew Faust of Harvard. They all spoke about the need to encourage more women to break the glass ceiling. I had a moment of epiphany when the woman sitting next to me turned to me and said, “Are they suggesting future generations of latchkey kids, and who is going to look after my aging and frail parents and in-laws”?
It is all very well to have these conversations, but are we ready as a society for this change and the social reengineering that will happen in its wake?

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