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Repeat and Then Get Out Of the Way

Repeat and Then Get Out Of the Way

Often when women state an idea, it’s ignored, but when a man repeats it, it’s revered and applauded. This even has a name: hepeating.

Meritocracy convinces us that like cream, brilliance rises to the top. But in reality, it depends on who delivers the message. The phenomenon shows us that men are frequently viewed as brilliant and leader-like—the ones with the good ideas, while women supposedly don’t have good ideas.

If you find that you don’t have trouble getting attention in meetings, but the woman of colour next to you does, you can repeat the idea, credit her and then get out of the way.


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