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Do Beautiful Women Get Unfair Advantages In The Workplace?

Do Beautiful Women Get Unfair Advantages In The Workplace Blog Featured ImageDo Beautiful Women Get Unfair Advantages In The Workplace Blog

Did you answer yes?

What if I tell you that research finds out that beauty bias or lookism is the most common bias in employment? Will that affirm your answer? How about if I tell you that another study finds out that 70% of workplace bullies happen between women? Will you reconsider your answer? How can these varying researches answer the question?

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Beautiful Women At Work

Advantages:

According to lookism, attractive people get a higher chance of getting hired and promoted as compared to their average counterparts. And these advantages are both true to men and women. More so, attractive women in the workplace are given more merit as someone that you can trust. We can all go back to grade school and remember all the pretty girls that became teachers’ pets. They got the opportunity to be in the glee club, varsity, and student government.

Why do beautiful women in the workplace get an advantage?

  •  Attractive women beckon attention
  • Attractive women are easily remembered
  • Attractive women have the air of confidence

Disadvantages:

The queen bee syndrome is the most challenging disadvantage for women in the workplace. It is the typical mean girl in high school. They are women in authority who harasses another woman whom they see as potential competition. They take intentional steps to hamper the growth of another woman or refuse to share their knowledge.

Other disadvantages of attractive women in the workplace

  • Attractive women are viewed as superficial and only care about their appearance
  • Attractive women need to double their effort to prove their intelligence
  • Attractive and smart women easily intimidate others

How To Avoid Workplace Biases

If you check my closet, you will notice different blazers of different colors. Of course, I have the typical black blazer that signifies business. When I attend business meetings to convince someone, I choose colored blazers that compliment my skin. And when I need to participate in a business meeting that requires me to be intimidating, I wear my black blazers.

I remember my very first job interview. That day, I was careful to use a blouse that looks good on me but at the same time, making sure it is pleasant to the eyes. My goal is to look attractive enough to be remembered but staying pleasant to avoid raising the eyebrows of other women. Unlike men, women in the workplace need to learn how to style themself strategically. Men styling is only categorized into either sharp or sloppy. But a woman’s style can either be attractive, powerful, convincing or non-commanding and quickly forgotten.

I’d say that this is an advantage for beautiful women in the workplace. We have control in setting the mood for our goal. Beauty will always be a matter of perspective. But across culture and history, beauty is attributed to clear skin, fit physique, and healthy hair. These are not genetic and could be attained by everyone.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!

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