‘You’re not emotional are you?’: Video shows what it’s like to be a woman interviewed for a board role


Australia’s company directors have produced a video interview showing what it’s like to be interviewed for a board director position when you’re a woman.

The Australian Institute of Directors (AICD) video features experienced directors Holly Kramer, Di Smith Gander and Sally Pitkin role-playing and asking the same questions of “Greg” that many women are still asked in director interviews.

“We’re adopting a proactive approach to diversity and seeking a man for the board,” the man is told at the interview.

“We think we could really benefit from the unique male perspective.”

Among the questions, in this turning-the-table video for International Women’s Day: “You’re not emotional are you?”

Here’s the interview in full: