According to a new survey of nearly 4,000 profession women, 62% say that their ideas are ignored unless a man repeats it. Respondents also said:
- Their suggestions for improvements were often dismissed. However, sometimes these ideas turned up later and were credited to someone else.
- “He-peating” is very common. Women say they tried to get around this be enlisting an outside consultant or female colleagues to ampliy their ideas.
- Some have been driven to quit their jobs because they didn’t feel valued or appreciated. Some said working for themselves is the only way they can they can move their ideas forward.