HomepageISTEEdSurge
Skip to content
ascd logo

Log in to Witsby: ASCD’s Next-Generation Professional Learning and Credentialing Platform
Join ASCD
April 1, 2022
Vol. 79
No. 7
Did You Know?

Gender Bias in Feedback

author avatar

    premium resources logo

    Premium Resource

    Leadership
    Illustration of two people looking thoughtful
    Credit: OLHA KHORIMARKO / STOCK
      Women tend to receive less actionable developmental feedback than men, which can affect their employment and leadership paths, according to a 2021 Harvard Business Review study. Researchers combed the open-ended feedback data given to 146 mid-career political leaders in a leadership-development program from more than 1,000 peers and found four differences in how advice was given to female and male leaders. One key difference: men were encouraged to focus on being visionary, be assertive in claiming their space, and leverage politics for opportunities. Women were encouraged to execute others' vision, be cooperative and deferential, and cope with politics by reducing tension or toughening up.

      Kate Stoltzfus is a freelance editor and writer for ASCD.

      Learn More

      ASCD is a community dedicated to educators' professional growth and well-being.

      Let us help you put your vision into action.
      Related Articles
      View all
      undefined
      Leadership
      How to Coach When You’re the Boss
      Elena Aguilar
      3 months ago

      undefined
      The Principal as the Point Guard for Literacy
      Salome Thomas-EL
      3 months ago

      undefined
      De-escalating the Hulk Brain
      Meredith McNerney
      4 months ago

      undefined
      Five Habits of Humility
      Jim Knight
      4 months ago

      undefined
      Distributing the Wealth of Knowledge
      Chad Lang
      5 months ago
      Related Articles
      How to Coach When You’re the Boss
      Elena Aguilar
      3 months ago

      The Principal as the Point Guard for Literacy
      Salome Thomas-EL
      3 months ago

      De-escalating the Hulk Brain
      Meredith McNerney
      4 months ago

      Five Habits of Humility
      Jim Knight
      4 months ago

      Distributing the Wealth of Knowledge
      Chad Lang
      5 months ago
      From our issue
      April 2022 Feedback for Impact thumbnail
      Feedback for Impact
      Go To Publication