Corinne Post Answers the Question 'Will Women Have to Work Harder After the Pandemic?' in BBC News

Post's work suggests implicit biases that slow down progress for women can re-emerge strongly during economic crises.

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Emily Collins

BBC News featured Corinne Post, professor of management, and a new study she co-authored, in the article "Coronavirus: Will women have to work harder after the pandemic?"

Female experts and executives are concerned about the extra pressures being put on women’s careers during the COVID-19 pandemic and whether this can end up pushing them back.

The new study featuring Post and researchers from other universities has found that women trying to join an organization's board of directors have a much harder time when companies are struggling. 

The researchers found shareholders were normally happy to support female directors when everything was going well, but if there was a crisis or trouble in the company, they were likely to withdrawal support for the female candidate. 

"It’s hard to find another explanation, other than those biases around women’s commitments or whether they are really working as hard as they should," said Post. 

The full article can be read on the BBC News website

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Emily Collins

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