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Study: Most Women Face Double Bind In The Workplace

Many women who have worked in professional settings know that there can be something of a double bind in the workplace.

You speak up, and you might face backlash from peers and supervisors. Stay on the sidelines, and you may get passed over for opportunities for advancement.

Where men are seen as “assertive,” women are seen as “aggressive.”

The theory has been studied over and over again, but new research from Stanford University took a more in-depth approach.

Researcher Devon Magliozzi conducted a two-year case study looking at a large nonprofit that was already in the midst of a women’s development program. And, in the end, they found that the story holds true for most women.

The Show spoke with her about the findings.

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.