Women 2.0 | Stop Asking Permission: Be Seen, Be Heard
Undergraduate women at NYU Stern are facing the same difficulties that women at many top business schools face - they are underperforming their male peers, in large part because they hold back in classroom discussions.
When digging deeper, they realized that female students prefer to speak only when they are absolutely confident in their answer or when they feel completely prepared to enter the debate. They tend to take longer to raise their hand, have shorter and more concise comments, and often self-edit to manage their out-of-classroom image. As a result, these totally awesome women are losing ground before the game even starts.