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Gender Bias

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

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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 ...