255: How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices, with Therese Huston
Published July 25, 2016
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    Therese Huston: How Women Decide
    Therese (Website) (Twitter) is looking to change the conversation about women as decision-makers. Her book, How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices*, debunks popular negative stereotypes about women as decision-makers. She is also the Founding Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University.
    Key Points

    When a female leader makes a mistake in a job traditionally held by men, people are much more critical.
    When women are collaborative, they’re seen as less decisive.
    Don’t be fooled by someone’s confidence—it could just be a sign they don’t know all the facts.
    Use the Loopback strategy - think about your situation a year from now, and project what you wish you would have done differently.

    Strategies to help women in the workplace:

    Make sure nobody is interrupted when speaking in a meeting.
    Take designated turns for speaking in meetings.
    Make it clear that negotiations are expected when discussing salary, office setups, etc.

    Resources Mentioned

    Research: We Are Way Harder on Female Leaders Who Make Bad Calls
    Thinking, Fast and Slow* by Daniel Kahneman

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