This week in our Women in Comms roundup: gender-based interview face-offs; Facebook embarrasses and Google underperforms; find your niche to gain career success; and more.
One of the study's takeaways was that women abandoned the interviews when they weren't doing well, whereas men hung on. One thing to note is that this platform doesn't actually include video, only audio. Another recent study from Paris-Sorbonne University, written up in Huffington Post, found that women who wear low-cut tops in the recruiting process are five times more likely to land interviews. Without including visuals in the interviewing study, it's difficult to get the complete picture. (See WiCipedia: Short Skirts & Back-Up Plans and Tales From the Valley: Bias, Sexism & Worse.)
In a previous Facebook confessional, The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network, ex-Booker Katherine Losse describes how young female employees "were propositioned for threesomes and faced insults like 'I want to put my teeth in your ass.' " Way to go, Facebook ! (See WiCipedia: Equality, Fashion & Dads and WiCipedia: Rise of the Female CDO & Adidas Flip Flops.)
— Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, Light Reading