But this isn't just the story of one woman. A Yale study from last year found that when hiring an applicant with the exact same qualifications, professors (both male and female) were more likely rate "John" as more competent, hirable and deserving of mentoring and a higher salary than "Jennifer." But, great for Jennifer, they thought she was more likable. Pollack spoke to the study's author, Jo Handelsman, a molecular and cell biology professor at Yale. Her takeaway, basically, was that this is everyone's problem.