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Gender News Articles: Work and Organizations

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...
Sep 12 2014 | Posted In: Feminism, Leadership, Work and Organizations
Caroline Simard’s enthusiasm and commitment are contagious. As she talks about her recent appointment as research director at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and manager of the Corporate Partner Program under its Center for Women’s Leadership, her eyes sparkle with anticipation....
May 7 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Work and Organizations
When Kenji Yoshino began his first job as a law professor, he was openly gay and wrote about sexual orientation and constitutional rights. One day, a colleague pulled him aside and advised him that he had a much better chance of getting tenure as a “homosexual professional” than as a “professional...
Apr 10 2014 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Leadership, Work and Organizations
In 1980, women held about 25 percent of management positions in the U.S.—a figure that increased to nearly 40 percent by 2012. As women become more visible in these high-status occupations, gender bias will lessen for all women—right? For example, women will be seen as more competent and more...
Mar 17 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History, Leadership, Medicine, Work and Organizations
You might take for granted that your doctor considers your gender and sex when assessing your health or recommending treatments. But as recently as twenty-five years ago, medical research and health care decisions were rarely viewed through the lens of gender. Iris Litt, M.D. pediatric physician...

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