“There is a certain bias dealing with women who exist and talk within a group. Men who were asked the percentage of women in a group answered "about 50%" when in reality it was actually less than 20%. They also answered that there were more women than men in the room when the number of women approached 50%.

There is a similar trend with speaking-- even though a woman may only speak 25% of the time, others will say that she is taking an equal amount or even dominating the conversation.”

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