Why women should see performance reviews as opportunities

Many employees dread performance reviews, but women should love them, according to Kiva Wilson, a diversity business partner at Facebook.

At a panel at New York Advertising Week on Monday, Ms. Wilson argued that a regular review process can help ensure women and minorities' work is recognized and that they don't fall through the cracks, according to Fortune.

"We look at people in the same job category to make sure we don't have statistically significant differences" when it comes to pay, said Ms. Wilson, according to the report. Regular performance reviews provide the opportunity for "course correction," she explained.

Performance reviews can additionally serve as opportunities for people who are not usually comfortable asking for raises or promotions to do so. Women in particular are often perceived as abrasive if they ask for more, with about 30 percent of working women indicating they have been called "bossy" or "aggressive" in a recent LeanIn.org and McKinsey study, according to Fortune. In comparison, 23 percent of men said they have been criticized in such a way.

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