Written by Tanya Hutter Posted 30 Dec 2019
‘Even though I was almost 50, I still “looked” too young to be a university president.’
This is something some of us can relate too – can we really ‘look the part’ when we interview for a job that is normally done by men?
This interesting and eye-opening article by Lori E. Varlotta, who is currently the first female president of Hiram College in Ohio, discusses an interesting story. After an unsuccessful interview for a university president job, Lori received some honest feedback – that what had jeopardized her selection as the top candidate, were her physical appearance and a ‘too direct and data-driven’ way of answering questions. Definitely worth a read!