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Gender News Articles: Unconscious Bias

Mar 7 2011 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
For the past twenty years, scholars have referred to a “stall” in the movement toward gender equality. Various measures of gender equality—for example, the gender gap in wages, the total percentage of women in the paid labor force, and the percentage of women in male-dominated occupations—have...
Feb 24 2011 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Motherhood costs working women about a five percent per child wage penalty. This “motherhood penalty” in the American job market is well documented. Not only do mothers earn less than similarly-qualified women without children, but they also face discrimination in hiring and promotion.
Nov 15 2010 | Posted In: Feminism, Leadership, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Deborah Gruenfeld of the Stanford Graduate School of Business had some sobering news to share with a group of high-level women executives and entrepreneurs. “When it comes to leadership,” Gruenfeld told the group, “there are very few differences in what men and women actually do and how they behave...
Aug 27 2010 | Posted In: Feminism, Intersectionality, Leadership, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Originally posted on August 27, 2010 in the Washington Post. "In Japan, we say there are three genders: Men, women, and American women," joked the head of our Tokyo office.
Nov 22 2009 | Posted In: Academia, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Mothers looking for employment are less likely to be hired, are offered lower salaries and are perceived as being less committed to a job than fathers or women without children, according to a recent study of gender inequality in the workplace. What’s more, the pay gap between mothers and childless...

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