women, workstyle

Guess how many women have ever asked me for a promotion?

In my time as an editor, many, many men have come through my door asking for a raise or demanding a promotion. Guess how many women have ever asked me for a promotion?

I’ll tell you. Exactly … zero.

Sure, it’s a risk to ask for a raise. But women need to take risks — and to realize that at some point they will fail.

– Joanne Lipman, “The Mismeasure of Woman,” NYT

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