The study published in the Journal of Social Sciences (reported in The Telegraph) found that men were more likely to interrupt women mid-sentence.
Women generally faced up to five questions in which they were interrupted, but male candidates only faced four.
Even when a male was interrupted during a man-to-man discussion it was “generally more positive and affirming.”
The study also found that women were more likely to face more follow up questions in interviews, with a “prove it again” attitude.
If this news has you grinding at the teeth we don’t blame you. This is just another number to add to the countless studies suggesting there is a gender imbalance in top jobs.
Just a few months ago, CNN found that female White House employees were receiving an average salary of 80 cents for every dollar men made.
In the same week, PWC also disclosed that women employed in its UK operations earn on average 14 per cent less than their male counterparts, and receive smaller bonuses.
This news is unfair and infuriating. Clearly there needs to be greater steps towards equality in the workforce.