Last weekend, The New York Times Sunday Review section featured an article entitled, “How Women Escape the Likability Trap,” by Joan C. Williams. Professor Williams is director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of Law.
The article outlines the “likability trap” that women often encounter in business as they rise through the ranks. As the theory goes, while a man is expected to be assertive, competitive, and demonstrate confidence — women still get pinged for exhibiting these traits.
My response to the article is featured today on Medium. Click here to read the piece and clap if you like it. :)