Why do women get asked to do non-promotable work?

Read the full story at Industry Week.

Even female managers ask women more than men to volunteer for the thankless tasks. This article is an excerpt from the new book “The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work” by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart (May 2022: Simon and Schuster). The authors define non-promotable work as “tasks that matter to your organization, but will not help you advance your career.” They are tasks  that are often invisible, not directly tied to the company’s mission and ones that many others can do.

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