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To Succeed in Tech, Women Need More Visibility

By Seema

Women Visibility

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research (Stanford University) conducted a thought exercise for 240 senior leaders of a Silicon Valley technology company and observed 36 hours of performance calibration reviews in three companies. The results were published in Harvard Business Review, Sept 13th 2016 edition. The study led to a revealing conclusion –

“More than technical competence, business results, or team leadership ability, visibility is the most important factor for advancement”
~ Harvard Business Review, Sept 2016

When asked to name the most-critical factors for promotion to their level. A new top criterion emerged, eclipsing all others: visibility. More than technical competence, business results, or team leadership ability — these leaders agreed — visibility is the most important factor for advancement.

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