Jun 16, 2017
Interests: Breaking Down Barriers, Building It Your Way, Creativity, How Do You Dare?, Opening The Next Door
Author: Larissa at HERdacity
Audio from an Uber board meeting went viral this week after board member David Bonderman made a sexist comment to fellow board member Arianna Huffington.
Arianna responded by nervously laughing the comment off saying, “Oh, come on David.”
Headlines like this followed...
And like this…
And ones like this….
In a blog you can read here, Annie Hardy defined Arianna’s response as the “Uncomfortable Laugh” writing,
“And in those moments in my professional life, I’ve been struck, not quite knowing how to respond. Wanting to stand for something, but having to carefully measure the impact of my response on my relationship with this peer, my career potential, the possibility of being blacklisted for opportunities.
We need to find and promote a better in-the-moment response than an Uncomfortable Laugh.”
QUESTION: What would you have said if you were Arianna Huffington? If you’ve overcome the “Uncomfortable Laugh” how did you do it? What is the better in-the-moment response?
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