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Gender Bias

How Gender Bias Hides Men Too

Beth Hand | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Beth Hand

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on Women in the Workplace. The articles spoke to the progress that has been made toward increasing gender equality and where it continues to lag, if not languish.

Women in the Workplace 2015: Is Gender Bias Part of the Story?

Caroline Turner | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Caroline Turner

Many believe that women are underrepresented at the top because they drop off the corporate ladder. The study shows that, in fact, women leave at most levels at a lower rate than men. But they advance from one level to the next more slowly than men.

Dear Men: Wake Up and Smell the Inequality

Adam Grant | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Adam Grant

In corporate America, 88 percent of men think women have at least as many opportunities to advance as men. Yet when you look at the actual data, women's odds of advancement are 15 percent lower than men's. Why don't men see it?

We See Men As More Creative, And That's A Big Problem For Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science

When you picture a creative thinker -- an architect, writer or tech innovator -- what do you see? There's a pretty good chance you're imagining a man...

At This Rate, It'll Take 100 Years To Get Gender Equality At Work

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

Things are improving so slowly for women in corporate America that we aren’t going to achieve gender equality at the top for another 100 years, ...

3 Reasons Why Smart Women Get Workplace Backlash

Beth Hand | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Beth Hand

If you are a smart, powerful woman leader who is taking on more strategic responsibility or rising to a new level in your organization, you may experience backlash tied to the very attributes that helped you get where you are, and in fact, ones you've been encouraged to hone.

Gender Inequality on a Late Summer's Day

Val Brown | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Val Brown

I've always hated asking for raises. It's like asking your father for money (and yes, in most industries it's still usually a man you're asking). If they say no, you're not loved. I do remember one new boss from early in my career offering me a significant raise.

When Women Are the Problem for Women in Tech

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

Whether a woman participates in tech as an engineer, a developer, a marketer, or in some other capacity, there is room enough for all of us. It is a difficult industry that is rapidly changing, and we have no business making things even more difficult on each other.

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

What Three Fictional Heroines Can Teach Future Female Leaders

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

We need girls and boys to see women leaders and heroes as the norm. Although they are few, the three heroines I have in mind are powerful examples of female leadership. So who are these three fictional heroines and what what can they teach current and future female leaders?

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: What Tech Companies Must Do to Retain Their Best Female Talent

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If more young women are joining the tech industry, who will they have as mentors and role models if established women in tech are leaving in droves? It's time for companies to accept and address cultural shortcomings and start working with female employees to fix them.

Target Angers Customers With Its Stores' New Non-Gendered Policy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices

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Trump Shows Us How the "Nice" Label Hurts Women

Karen Frankola | Posted 08.08.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Frankola

Trump's dressing down of an assertive, skilled woman is a very public example of what still happens all too often at work. Let's just drop "nice" from our vocabulary when assessing the competence of the women we work with.

Teen Girls and Leadership Biases: What Parents Should Know

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

With a presidential election fast approaching with candidates to potentially become the first female president, these findings are a bit concerning. Children are usually influenced by their parents and their surroundings. This means it might be time to check in on your own biases.

What Gender Stereotypes and Sexism Have to Do With Algorithms and Robots

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

Years of social-psychology studies show that humans default to organizing each other by gender, race and age and use stereotypes to create, define and perpetuate organizational norms. Implicit, unconscious biases are well understood and, while individual people themselves might not set out to consciously act in sexist and racist ways, systematized biases, left unexplored and addressed, yield sexist and racist results.

Millennials and Gender in the Workplace

Caroline Turner | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Caroline Turner

Will Millennials make issues like the "glass ceiling" obsolete? Said differently, are obstacles for women in the workplace likely to disappear when Millennials run the world? And said yet differently, is gender bias absent in the youngest generation in today's workplace?

'A Year of Women'? How About 'A Year of Publishing Parity' Instead?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What does it say that those taking on gender politics believe the way for women to rise is to literally remove men from the equation? Do we, as strong, female artists, really believe it's necessary to excise men in order for fairness to reign? It seems many do. But I have a slight problem with that. Actually, several problems of varying degrees of slightness. Some maybe not so slight at all.

Feds Investigate Allege Gender Discrimination Claims University Of Iowa

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 06.04.2015 | College

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A federal office will investigate the University of Iowa's handling of gender bias complaints against athletic director Gary B...

Anna Kendrick Says 'WTF?' To Hollywood's Gender Bias

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment

"What the f--k?" That was Anna Kendrick's response to gender bias in Hollywood while discussing the pervasive issue with Glamour for the fashion m...

Scientific Journal Tells Female Scientists To Add A Male Author To Study, Twitter Firestorm Ensues

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

A scientific journal sparked a Twitter firestorm when it rejected two female scientists' work partly because the paper they submitted did not have mal...

Here's Why You Can't Attract, Develop and Retain Female Talent

Anne Loehr | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Do you remember Henry Higgins? He was a character, played by the actor Rex Harrison, in a 1964 movie called "My Fair Lady." During the movie, Henry Higgins sings a song called, "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" and the last line of the song is, "Why can't a woman be more like me?"

Sara Boboltz

Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology

For looking up a quick fact or reviewing a subject fast, Wikipedia is king. But as a site aiming to be the “sum of all human knowledge,” it’s la...

Google Image Search Has A Gender Bias Problem

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business

Not all doctors or CEOs are men. Not all nurses are women. But you might think otherwise if you searched for these professions in Google images. I...

Should Women 'Man Up' At The Office, Or Does Office Culture Need To 'Man Down'?

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women

How should a woman try to get ahead in a male-dominated workplace? Perhaps the answer lies less on women "manning up" and more in how businesses value...