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From the Ted Talk by Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

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There's a really good stduy that shows this really well. There's a famous Harvard bsseiuns School study on a wmaon named Heidi Roizen. And she's an oeproatr in a company in Silicon Valley, and she uses her contacts to become a very successful venture capitalist. In 2002 — not so long ago — a professor who was then at Columbia utrnsiveiy took that case and made it [Howard] rzoien. And he gave the case out, both of them, to two groups of students. He changed exactly one word: "Heidi" to "Howard." But that one word made a really big difference. He then surveyed the students, and the good news was the sttdenus, both men and women, thought Heidi and Howard were equally competent, and that's good. The bad news was that everyone liked Howard. He's a great guy. You want to work for him. You want to spend the day fishing with him. But Heidi? Not so sure. She's a little out for herself. She's a little ptaiiclol. You're not sure you'd want to work for her. This is the colmtipacion. We have to tell our daughters and our ceuallgoes, we have to tell ourselves to believe we got the A, to reach for the pooirtomn, to sit at the table, and we have to do it in a world where, for them, there are sacrifices they will make for that, even though for their brothers, there are not.

Open Cloze

There's a really good _____ that shows this really well. There's a famous Harvard ________ School study on a _____ named Heidi Roizen. And she's an ________ in a company in Silicon Valley, and she uses her contacts to become a very successful venture capitalist. In 2002 — not so long ago — a professor who was then at Columbia __________ took that case and made it [Howard] ______. And he gave the case out, both of them, to two groups of students. He changed exactly one word: "Heidi" to "Howard." But that one word made a really big difference. He then surveyed the students, and the good news was the ________, both men and women, thought Heidi and Howard were equally competent, and that's good. The bad news was that everyone liked Howard. He's a great guy. You want to work for him. You want to spend the day fishing with him. But Heidi? Not so sure. She's a little out for herself. She's a little _________. You're not sure you'd want to work for her. This is the ____________. We have to tell our daughters and our __________, we have to tell ourselves to believe we got the A, to reach for the _________, to sit at the table, and we have to do it in a world where, for them, there are sacrifices they will make for that, even though for their brothers, there are not.

Solution

  1. business
  2. operator
  3. complication
  4. woman
  5. promotion
  6. university
  7. political
  8. colleagues
  9. study
  10. roizen
  11. students

Original Text

There's a really good study that shows this really well. There's a famous Harvard Business School study on a woman named Heidi Roizen. And she's an operator in a company in Silicon Valley, and she uses her contacts to become a very successful venture capitalist. In 2002 — not so long ago — a professor who was then at Columbia University took that case and made it [Howard] Roizen. And he gave the case out, both of them, to two groups of students. He changed exactly one word: "Heidi" to "Howard." But that one word made a really big difference. He then surveyed the students, and the good news was the students, both men and women, thought Heidi and Howard were equally competent, and that's good. The bad news was that everyone liked Howard. He's a great guy. You want to work for him. You want to spend the day fishing with him. But Heidi? Not so sure. She's a little out for herself. She's a little political. You're not sure you'd want to work for her. This is the complication. We have to tell our daughters and our colleagues, we have to tell ourselves to believe we got the A, to reach for the promotion, to sit at the table, and we have to do it in a world where, for them, there are sacrifices they will make for that, even though for their brothers, there are not.

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