A recent study that analyzed performance reviews of 234 associates at an anonymous Wall St. law firm found that men received evaluative advantages over women that made it three times more likely that they would be promoted to partner.
Specific findings from the study included the following:
Male supervisors gave higher numerical ratings, which matter for promotion to partner, to male associates than to female ones.
Men who got high praise for technical competence received better numerical ratings than women who received the same amount of praise.
Women who were criticized for a lack of interpersonal warmth received lower numerical ratings than men who were criticized for the same problem.
A higher percentage of men (14%) than women (4.76%) got evaluations in the top category.
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Hat tip to The Careerist.