#GAReads | Men Are Talking Over Women On Earnings Call

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Men Are Talking Over Women On Earnings Call”:

Forget about Chatty Cathys — it’s more like Chatty Charlies.

Men’s voices are basically the only ones heard on earnings calls, according to research commissioned by Bloomberg. Prattle, a company that uses artificial intelligence to parse central bank and corporate communications, analyzed more than 155,000 company conference calls held over the past 19 years — and found that men spoke 92% of the time.

Men also made 5 million of the total 5.4 million comments recorded on these earning calls. And when women did get a word in, they spoke an average of 4.5 times per call, compared with 6.1 times for men.

And we need to hear what these female analysts have to say, as a 2010 report published in the Journal of Accounting Research found that female equity analysts issue “bolder and more accurate forecasts” than men do…

Read Nicole Lyn Pesce’s full article at Moneyish here…