What Data Analytics Says About Gender Inequality in the Workplace

What can data analytics teach us about workplace inequality? More than you might think
In the workplace, we reward men for being parents but punish women—that’s gender bias Photograph by Stock Connection Blue/Alamy

It’s a cultural marker of sorts when a major Hollywood studio buys the film rights to a self-help book, in this case Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Sony Pictures has hired a screenwriter to fictionalize Sandberg’s tale of the lessons she learned adapting to the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley, where she’s risen to chief operating officer at Facebook. The central message is an uplifting one: A killer work ethic and unflagging drive can lead to success, even if men still set the rules of engagement in the corporate world.

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