It happens to too many of us: You have a job you like OK, and your boss is just so darn nice. He doesn’t show any of that overt, outrage-inducing sexism that male-boss horror stories are made of.
Except … you haven’t been promoted in five years. What should you do? Here’s Sallie’s advice.
This is what we don’t talk about. This is what we never talk about: All the nice bosses — men and women — who promoted Steve and promoted John. And then they promote Todd. And by the time he promotes Todd, you know that this nice guy — who took an unconscious bias training class six months ago, and has a daughter, and talks the talk — is actually ... “bias” might be a strong word, but is fulfilling the gender expectations that promotions go to men.
The research tells us that cis white men are promoted based on potential. But for others — women, people of color — they’re promoted based on achievement.
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