Mansplaining and Interruptions: Online Meetings Exacerbate Gender Inequities in the Workplace

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Studies show that, in meetings, men speak more often and dominate conversation. The digital sphere is no exception. (Zoom)

Women across the nation are experiencing a unique side effect of coronavirus: their voices being drowned out.

Mita Mallick is the head of diversity and inclusion at Unilever, an international consumer goods company. In a recent interview with the New York Times, she said she was interrupted multiple times at a weekly virtual team meeting. 

“I’m interrupted, like, three times and then I try to speak again and then two other people are speaking at the same time interrupting each other,” said Mallick.


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