You may remember a piece WCS-UW posted a while ago about uptalk and how men and women use it differently (link here).
To further that conversation, I’d like to introduce you to a piece that NPR recently published about which types of voices and speaking styles are perceived as more competent. In addition to uptalk, the article talks about higher registers, vocal fry, and other factors that can make a woman sound less authoritative. You can find the full article here.
What do you guys think? Would you try to change the sound of your voice to make colleagues take you more seriously?