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You Be the Judge: Are There Still Double Standards?

You Be the Judge: Are There Still Double Standards?

Pantene recently released an ad that urges women to fight workplace stereotypes. HR, HR Management, Strategies

Some of the stereotype examples displayed in the ad include:

  • A well dressed man is considered smooth; a well dressed woman is considered a show-off
  • A man giving a speech is considered persuasive; a woman giving a speech is considered pushy
  • A man working late is considered dedicated; a woman (mother) working late is considered selfish

Pantene created the ad in response and support of the message in Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In." See our book review here. 

According to the EEOC, there have been over 32,000 gender related discrimination claims in 2012. That is up from 28,500 claims the previous year. Granted over 20,000 of those claims were found to have no reasonable cause.

However, the question still remains about the perception in the workplace. Are there still double standards?

Watch this short video and let us know your thoughts. Feel free to write comments below or in our social networks. Or just click on the poll below. We want to hear from you! You be the judge and tell us what you think.

Pantene Ad


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Tresha D. Moreland, MBA, MS, FACHE, SPHR, SSBBP, founder of HR C-Suite, is an HR thought leader in Human Resource Strategic Management. She has held key human resource leadership roles for over 20 years in multiple industries most recently a senior vice president in the healthcare industry. Tresha is the founder and publisher of HR C-Suite (www.hrcsuite.com). HR C-Suite is a game changer results-based HR strategy website. It is a first-of-it's-kind site that organizes HR strategy based on desired business result. She has developed a business philosophy of integrating human resources with business strategy, thus creating a hybrid HR leadership approach. This approach enables the leveraging human resources to achieve business results.

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