#GAReads | 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…