The Hidden Career Cost of Being Overweight

From a Wall Street Journal story by Ray A. Smith headlined “The Hidden Career Cost of Being Overweight”:

Looking back, Michelle Matthews said she often internalized co-workers’ comments about her weight. At one work lunch, a teammate remarked on how much she was eating. A higher-up told her she needed to “show up physically as a leader” after she failed to win a promotion.

It wasn’t until the tech-product design director switched to remote work in 2020 that she grasped how much such slights had colored her office career.