…n is that their gender got them there (as opposed to the truth that it likely hindered their rise), what they’re really saying is that they cannot imagine so many women are truly that smart or capable. One or two women? Sure. But more than a token amount of anyone other than a white man is suspect.
The truth of the matter is that if choice were on capability alone, there would be far more all women teams. Men are the default choice, not the capability choice.
Time and time again, studies show that women tend to excel. They are better at running businesses, better at communication and better at tech.
You know why? Avis. For years, Avis lost money and struggled behind Hertz. Until they came up with the campaign that said "when you're number two, you try harder. You have to."
Same concept. Women have always had to work twice as hard and be twice as good to get half the credit. The world is waking up to that. Old white men don't much like it.
Excellent post. I could have highlighted almost all of it.