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Gender Bias

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

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Big Data for HR: Can Predictive Analytics Help Decrease Discrimination in the Workplace?

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

After four months of rejection by employers, a man named Kim did one simple thing that changed his luck. He added "Mr." to the front of his name on his resume. And then he got a job. Discrimination and bias are still alive and well in the United States' workplace.

How to Speak Up for Yourself

Erin Donley | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women
Erin Donley

I've made it my mission to seek out opinionated, strong, and intelligent women who are willing to honestly discuss their struggles in gaining respect and understanding with their words.

What's Up With 'Chicks and Science?'

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Gender bias is real and it is worse in engineering. Even engineering students rate average female professors more harshly than an average male professor.

World Economic Forum Breaks the LGBT Barrier: Now What?

Beth Brooke-Marciniak | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Beth Brooke-Marciniak

This year, for the first time, the World Economic Forum (WEF) addressed LGBT inclusion issues on the formal agenda for Davos formal agenda for Davos. Significant private and public conversations took place, with a wide, and on-going, range of media coverage.

The Powerful Message of the #LikeAGirl Campaign

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

Let's take a cue from the #LikeAGirl campaign and change the conversation to empower rather than denigrate girls and women.

Can Blind Auditions Change the Ratio of Women in Tech Journalism?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I was to be successful as a female tech founder, I would have to be more resilient, more persistent -- and willing to create an independent voice for our company, because I couldn't count on coverage by the press if I was in such a minority.

All Women Of Color Interviewed In STEM Study Experienced Gender Bias

Mashable | Yohana Desta | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

Being a woman in STEM research is tough, but it's significantly worse for women of color. According to a recent report conducted by the University ...

All Women Of Color Interviewed In STEM Study Experienced Gender Bias

Mashable | Yohana Desta | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

Being a woman in STEM research is tough, but it's significantly worse for women of color. According to a recent report conducted by the University ...

Gender Gap = Leadership Gap

Anne Weisberg | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Anne Weisberg

The World Economic Forum in Davos just ended, and with it came news that the gender gap in still alive and well, especially in the United States, which is ranked behind Nicaragua, Burundi and Latvia, just to name a few.

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Margie Omero

We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.

Speaking While Female: Depressing but True

Karen Frankola | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Karen Frankola

Sandberg and Grant describe a variety of solutions to encourage women to have their voices heard. The best is more women in leadership positions, but failing that, they suggest offering women the floor whenever possible.

The Gender Bias World of Toys

Jill Topol | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents
Jill Topol

While I'm not saying every little boy should drop their race car in exchange for a princess; I long for the day when Cinderella can hop into a Hot Wheels and drive off into the sunset... and it will be no big deal.

To Retain Female Talent In The U.S. Workplace, Create A Purpose-Driven Organization

Anne Loehr | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

How does a corporation attract and retain female talent? A decade of discussing the pay gap and rampant gender bias just isn't working. We need to change the conversation.

The Shocking Comment That Reminded Me of Everything I Need to Teach My Kids

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

My shock at his words spewed out automatically. I looked at him and asked, "Did you just say he was beat by a girl?" Immediately my friend recanted. He himself didn't know where that comment came from. He felt badly and that was that. But days and weeks later, I couldn't forget it. Something truly bothered me.

10 Easy Ways to Parent Beyond Pink and Blue

Em & Lo | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Em & Lo

After all, being encouraged to try and allowed to enjoy a variety of different experiences as you grow up regardless of whether those experiences are deemed "masculine" or "feminine" creates better brains -- not to mention more empathic humans.

12 Invisible Rules To Bend, Break Or Ignore To Have The Career You Want

Janet Kestin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Janet Kestin

Are women afraid to take risks? Many people would say yes. Others would just say we go about it differently from men.

Technology's Gender Bias -- A Subconscious Shot in the Foot?

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.06.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Technology is for everyone, and the digital divide is not limited to the rich and poor -- it it also part of the gender bias that we see in every society. But with technology, this bias does a dis-service to everyone.

What We're Not Talking About

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Less than a year out of college, I experienced my first blatant gender biased issue in the workplace. I was 23 and thought that things like gender biases were a thing of the past.

Why Are Women So Underrepresented in the Retail Automotive Business?

Craig Fitzgerald | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Craig Fitzgerald

Even when you factor administrative positions into the mix, women occupy only 21.4 percent of all positions in an auto dealership.

20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and women, infinitely diverse in their interests, appearance, ambition, ability, aspirations, make up more than 50 percent of the human population, but you would never know any of this watching our top grossing films. Despite decades of research, it is apparent that we are, as a culture, so used to women being marginal that we don't even notice.

Are Women Entrepreneurs Better Off Than a Year Ago?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.12.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Abeyta

During yesterday's second annual NMTC-WIT Luncheon, a reporter in the audience asked the panelists if things were getting any better for women.