New research has confirmed what many women already know: bosses want smart people working for them, but only if they’re male.
A study published last month in the American Sociological Reviewshowed that employers are also threatened by smart women.
Essentially, that smarter the woman is, the less appealing she is to employers.
Academic results were highly relevant to whether the women landed interviews. But there’s a twist: the higher the woman’s GPA, the fewer number of call-backs she received.
That’s right, women were penalised for being smart.
And we’re not talking a small amount here. The men with the highest GPAs were 50 per cent more likely to get a response from a potential employer than the high-scoring women.