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Kim Arnett  Author • Edited

I would promote based on skill and experience alone and not have gender be in the equation at all.

How it should be -- however fact is that men are being promoted over the ladies because they are more outspoken/ have more opportunities given to them for various reasons etc. If IT WAS based on skill I bet you'd see about 50% for each being promoted :)

Otherwise you can analyze based on skill and ability to get the job done while still having respect for everyone. As it should!

Thanks for your input!

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TMcSquared

Your welcome!
I do agree with you on this when it comes to mental and some physical things; however, there is a difference for some tasks, like heavy lifting, physical battle, etc. where men have a slight advantage over women because of their biological makeup.

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Kim Arnett  Author

Shouldn’t be having physical battles in the workplace 🤔

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TMcSquared

lol, I was mostly speaking in a broader sense than just in the workplace.

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Ghost • Edited

Please don't take this as a push back, but as additional information we all need to know. A FACT that keeps getting overlooked is that only 24% of STEM jobs in the US are held by women. This in itself creates a disproportionate number of men being promoted more than women so it's just not an aggressive thing that gets men promoted, it's also the numbers. Yet when this is brought up many are chastised for making this point.

Through out my 35 years in this industry there have been many changes. One of the best improvements is more women in tech. This gives teams a diverse set of skills and thoughts about solving problems that were not around in the early days. We need more!

If we want to fix this problem we need more young women to get involved in STEM degrees and jobs.

esa.doc.gov/reports/women-stem-201...

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Kim Arnett  Author

You’re right. Sometimes I forget being on a team with multiple ladies kicking butt. 😊 but change is coming. 🙌🏼