However, criticism over another word women apparently have exhausted has surfaced, and it might take a few by surprise.
The culprit: “Just”
A former Google executive, Ellen Petry Leanse, wrote a piece that was originally published for LinkedIn, and later picked up by Business Insider, about her findings over what Leanse views as a “permission” word.
The known LinkedIn Influencer started to see a pattern in emails from female colleagues that she noted:
- “I just wanted to check in on …”
- “Just wondering if you’d decided between …”
- “If you can just give me an answer, then …”
- “I’m just following up on …”
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