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Gender News Articles: Unconscious Bias

May 3 2015 | Posted In: Activism, Art and Literature, Feminism, Unconscious Bias
Man up. Grow a pair. What are you, a sissy? These phrases are used casually in everyday conversation. But why are these expressions so common? And what are their consequences?
Jan 27 2015 | Posted In: Technology, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
If you search Google for images of famous entrepreneurs, you will immediately see some familiar faces such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. But to see an entrepreneur who is a woman — such as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart or Mary Kay Ash—you will have to scroll further down. This search...
Nov 15 2014 | Posted In: Academia, History, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
The day that I was first exposed to the concept of unconscious bias was back in fourth grade. My middle school took a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, as part of our History curriculum on learning about the Holocaust. Before entering the museum, we were presented with two doors...
Sep 15 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Intersectionality, Technology, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Today’s media are replete with statistics documenting the global economic crisis and the precipitous decline of the middle class. While these numbers reflect key indicators—financial markets, housing prices, unemployment, job creation and the cost of living—they often ignore their emotional and...
Jun 2 2014 | Posted In: Academia, STEM, Unconscious Bias
Scientific objectivity and the cool assessment of facts are the hallmarks of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. So, of course, stereotypes have no place in these research labs and university departments. Or so you might think. But, when evaluating identical resumes,...

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