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Brain Sex: Online test to discover if you have a male or female differentiated brain

May 19th, 2009

By Elizabeth Pace, author of  The X and Y of Buy

Here is a quick way for you to gauge your brain sex. Set aside 30 minutes and answer these questions on the BBC science website and you will receive your personal score versus the average for all men and the average for all women that have taken the survey.

The science behind the test: Scientists frequently refer to the male or female differentiated brain. The hypothesis is that your brain develops male or female characteristics depending on how much testosterone that you are exposed to while in the womb.

Before you get started you’ll need a metric ruler–here’s a link to download one and use it to measure your fingers.  Yes, comparing the length of your ring finger to your index finger is one clue to guaging how much testosterone you were exposed to in the womb!  http://www.eduplace.com/science/hmxs/ps/pdf/4rs_3_2-4.pdf

Here’s the survey link  http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sex/add_user.shtml    Let me know what you think.

End the recession: pay X as you pay Y

May 17th, 2009

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By Elizabeth Pace, author of  The X and Y of Buy

If 80% of your customers got a 17% raise tomorrow, would your bottom line grow? Women still make 83% of what men do. But women also make 80% of all buying decisions. Pay equity could be the catalyst to an economic turnaround. And I can’t imagine any woman who would decline a 17% pay raise.  But unfortunately, she won’t ask for it.

According Marilyn Davidson a professor of work psychology at Manchester Business School women’s fear of feistiness is to credit for the pay discrepancy. Women simply don’t ask for more… when we interview or get a promotion. Check out her survey to see if you have male or female negotiation tendancies in her article Why XX must think more like XY to earn more K in an article in the BCC News.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8048707.stm

Research shows that women will go to bat for their clients, team, a cause and their children just as aggressively as a man. So ladies go negotiate a raise. If you can’t do it for you, do it for an economic turnaround.