When being funny can hurt women at work

Women in leadership roles often get penalized when they’re seen as acting too aggressive at work. They often walk a precarious tightrope, expected to act like a “leader” but are also criticized for acting outside female stereotypes if they’re seen as being too dominant, too pushy, too self-promotional, too ambitious.

And according to a new study, the joke’s on them: Female leaders can apparently get dinged for being too funny on the job, too.

More information: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/11/when-being-funny-can-hurt-women-work/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3517e73f838f

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