Episode 22

How Cultural Programming Makes It Hard For Women To Gain And Maintain Power In The Workplace With Dr. Suzanne Wertheim


April 27th, 2019

58 mins 30 secs

Season 2019

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About this Episode

Why is it so hard for women to gain and maintain power in the workplace?

My guest Dr. Suzanne Wertheim, founder of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, applies the science of linguistic anthropology to workplace culture. She explains that in the workplace women are often presumed incompetent until we prove ourselves competent. And men are judged on potential while women are judged on past performance.

Dr. Suzanne Wertheim, formerly a professor at Northwestern, University of Maryland, and UCLA is focused on Diversity & Inclusion consulting and is an expert on the ways that bias is expressed through language.

She puts it all out there--the good, the bad and the ugly of cultural programming, bias and unconscious demotion--hurdles professional women face everyday in the workplace. Listen in as she shares ideas on how to recognize it in others (and within yourself), strategies for dealing with it in the moment, and small steps you can take to minimize its effects on you.

Want to know more about Dr. Suzanne Wertheim and the amazing work she’s doing? Check her out at https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-wertheim-ph-d-1508464/