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Jorge, one of the most respected members of the selection committee and the plant manager
of MoCorp´s Puebla plant, suggested that the male candidate deserved the job because he
had managerial experience while the female candidate did not. Another committee member
argued that the female candidate was obviously extremely well-qualified as well, and that
because the company had no women in executive or managerial positions, they should hire
her. This committee member added that, while some may think the male candidate was
preferable because of his previous managerial experience, this difference might be
accounted for on the basis of the traditional bias against professional women in Mexican
society: she didn’t have managerial experience because no one was willing to give her any!
One of the women on the selection committee argued that the consideration of gender itself
was an improper criterion for evaluating candidates: only performance should be
considered. Still another member claimed the contrary: precisely because the finalists were
3 C16-13-001 Promotion of Female Executive: An Executive’s Tough Decision so equally qualified, the committee should consider other factors, such as gender and how
this would affect the performance of the plant and the...
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