For centuries women didn't have the opportunity to make decisions outside the home. Now they do. But even today, after decades in the workplace and in public life, our decisions are questioned more than men's. In this show we meet Therese Huston, author of the new book How Women Decide: What's True, What's Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices.
We discuss myths around women and decision making, why we're still second-guessing Marissa Meyer two years after she canceled Yahoo's work-from-home policy, and what's at stake when women take a risk.
You can also read a transcript of the show.
Thanks again to Write/Speak/Code for supporting the show during the last five months. Their conference kicks off on June 15th.
Further reading: Here's that Pew Social Trends study on women and leadership that Therese Huston mentioned during the show.
This piece by Caroline Paul on girls and fear got me thinking about how much our childhoods affect our risk taking.