The studies showed that personal views and the domestic architecture of male leaders’ private lives helped shape women’s professional opportunities. This held true in both surveys and lab experiments, including one that tested whether candidates with identical backgrounds, but different names — Drew versus Diane — should receive a spot in a sought-after, company-sponsored MBA program. According to the research, men in traditional marriages gave Diane “significantly poor evaluations” compared to Drew. It seems that husbands with wives working at home imprinted that ideal onto women in the office.
Interesting study. We still have a long way to go to get rid of sexism in our society. One way we’re trying to make a difference is supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act. Through this act we can help make sure women can get Equal Pay for Equal Work.
It doesn’t solve everything, but at least it’s a step in the right direction!