Gender Bias

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We all know that not all bias is conscious.  Some bias is unconscious—often, referred to as implicit bias. 

This means that we may be engaging in bias without even knowing we are doing so.  This is most likely to occur when we make snap judgments. 

October 11, 2017

 

On some of the world’s most visible stages, women appear to be making huge professional strides. In the U.S., we had our first female presidential candidate from a major party and the U.K. chose its second female prime minister. Women are outnumbering men by a 3-to-2 ratio on college campuses, and they have earned more doctoral degrees than men for seven straight years. Even at this year’s Summer Olympics, the U.S. fielded a team of athletes made up of a female majority for the first time.

November 23, 2016
 
 
Last month, a study on gender and leadership conducted jointly by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. was published.  Accordingly to the study, women account for only 19 percent of the C-suite executives (based on responses from 132 companies).
 
October 18, 2016

 

I'm so excited to share this post with you! I recently had a call with Sara Shinneman, SHRM-SCP & Deborah Rocco with Interaction Associates (Check out their site, I found a ton of great blog posts on the issue and some white papers) on their presentation they will be giving at #SHRM16 called "Bridging the Gender Gap: A New Approach to Shattering the Glass Ceiling." 

June 8, 2016

  

 

With all of the focus on the new overtime rules, a major event could be forgotten. One year ago last night we said good bye to Mad Men.  For some, it was just a television show.  Allow them their blissful naivety.  A lot has happened to our friends in the last year with career and life lessons for all of us. So let’s leave the real world for just a moment:

May 23, 2016

 

Sometimes clients ask me relative to gender:

1.  Would it be gender discrimination if we do X?

2.  Does the law require that we do Y?

Of course, we need to start with the legal imperative.  But, as HR professionals, we know we must transcend the legal imperative and focus on the business necessity (and moral obligation) to ensure gender equality.

February 4, 2016

 

Women aren’t to blame for their own lack of advancement at work. Failure to lean in and greater responsibility for child care don’t fully explain why women aren’t reaching the top levels of many corporations.

The difficulty women experience networking with male colleagues and senior male executives is a major culprit behind women’s lack of advancement.

December 2, 2015

The 800-pound gorilla in the office is (likely) wearing a suit and tie.

November 9, 2015

Tackling a 'Macho' Mentality at Work

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September 16, 2015

You are a fair employer. You try to look at all candidates equally and don’t discriminate based on demographics. You care about talent. But like it or not, stereotypes and unintentional bias impact our thought process and decisions in complex ways — ways we don’t even realize.

June 8, 2015

 

Q:  My daughter is pursuing a career as a programmer and hopes to work for a company such as Google.  I’m proud of her talent and aspirations.  However, I have some concerns about the technical industry’s record regarding women. First, they’re under-represented and then women seem to leave the industry after only working an average of 10 years.  What advice would you give her?

April 13, 2015

 

Insights and Inspiration from the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology
 

“It takes a great man to be a good listener” Calvin Coolidge

October 23, 2014

I am pleased to include a link to an article I wrote last month for Entrepreneur on subtle bias:  How Entrepreneurs Can Spot Subtle Bias 

The focus is on what I collectively call “micro-indignities”: micro-inequities and micro-aggressions.

There are often are complex definitions for these terms. But the definitions can be simplified.

October 16, 2014

 

Female leaders deliver better financial results, studies show

      

Want your company to have a healthier bottom line?

Put a woman in charge.

A new survey published by HR consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board reveals that organizations with better financial performance have more women in leadership roles.

Those findings are backed by other research—and experiences on Wall Street.

She’ll Show ’Em the Money

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September 17, 2014
 
Last night was, according to @DonDraper_NY, the “beginning of the end.”  And, what a beginning it was.
 
Don remains on paid leave.  He visits Megan in California and then returns home to NY.
 
In his absence from the workplace, much of the focus was on Peggy and Joan.  Both worked incredibly hard on client retention and satisfaction but each was marginalized in ways that too many women still are today.
 
April 15, 2014

On March 19, @WeKnowNext chatted with all the "bossy" folks on Twitter about the "Ban Bossy" Campaign

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:

 

March 19, 2014

What does the word “bossy” mean to you?  

Sheryl Sandberg's new "Ban Bossy" campaign seeks to eliminate the use of the word “bossy” when describing successful and powerful women, and replace it with positive words that highlight character, resilience and leadership ability.  

March 17, 2014
 
This is the third in a series of four blogs on leadership. 
 
Randy is an executive.  Randy notices that Kim, a manager who is also a direct report, is struggling in terms of collaborating with members of the team.  Randy asks Kim to have dinner to get to know her better with the goal being to mentor her more effectively.
 
March 5, 2014