Golf & Business

Stubborn Bias Persists in Golf and Business

Women's golf serves as a good metaphor for women in business in many ways. Women continue to struggle to get the same respect as men, but bias keeps getting in the way.
— By Vincent Pane

This is not a diatribe on bias against women. But it is difficult to not notice the similarities between some of the struggles of female golfers to earn respect and continuing bias in the workplace where the glass ceiling seems unbreakable at times. Female golfers perform outstanding feats on the golf course, but the men get the media hype. In the business world, women run powerful companies, but few can name them.

Female golfers work their way up in the ranks by winning, and businesswomen run large corporations, but their accomplishments usually make the news when they misstep. The LPGA top money players are diverse women, and there are women who began playing as children and have worked their way up into professional status. In the corporate world, there...

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