by Caroline | Sep 20, 2016 | balance of masculine and feminine, Balance of masculine feminine, collaborative leadership style, conforming and authenticity, Conforming to masculine, gender bias, Gender difference, gendered definitions of leadership, Masculine Feminine Difference, Strengths of women's leadership |
When we talk about “gender bias,” we generally assume we’re talking about a bias against women. Not so fast. The issue is less about men and women and more about a preference for the masculine style. This affects men as well.
by Caroline | Jul 6, 2016 | double bind, double bind, feminine strengths, gender bias, Gender difference, gendered definitions of leadership, images of women, unconcscious bias, women aggressive communication, women and confidence, women masculine style |
Having a woman set to represent a major political party in the race for the U.S. presidency is historical. I wish this could be the only way gender is a factor. How much of her low favorability ratings do you think are driven by unconscious gender bias?
by Caroline | May 17, 2016 | gender bias, gender roles, gender stereotypes |
“Mansplaining” is a man “talking down” to a woman because he presumes he knows more. Do women do a parallel thing to men? Oops. Yes, we do — in the domestic world of traditional division of labors. In the business world, when a man presumes to know more and speaks in a condescending way to a woman. . . well, that’s what gave rise to the term mansplaining.
by Caroline | Mar 22, 2016 | bottom line value of gender diversity, Conforming to masculine, feminine strengths, gender balance, gender inclusive, masculine strengths, value of difference, women and collaboration, women and conflict |
I am grieved by the news of another terrorist attack in Europe. I believe this is a symptom of a serious imbalance. It is a product of a culture that represses and covers its women – and so represses and dishonors all that is feminine. My commitment is redoubled – to do my small part in having people value both masculine and feminine, in themselves, in others, in our organizations and in our culture.
by Caroline | Mar 9, 2016 | Balance of masculine feminine, Conforming to masculine, diversity and inclusion, gender bias, gender inclusive, gender parity, gender stereotypes, gender stereotypes, obstacles for women in business |
Manpower Group commissioned research on “accelerating more women into leadership.” The report suggests that reaching “gender parity” will take time — and cultural change. It will take changing “entrenched male culture” to “gender neutral culture.” How can we do that?
by Caroline | Dec 2, 2015 | double bind, double bind, feedback, gender bias, gender communication, gender stereotypes, gendered definitions of leadership, judging difference, masculine communication style, unconscious bias, women aggressive communication, Women in management, women masculine style |
She is “helpful” but “too assertive.” He “shows initiative” and “solves problems.” Research shows that the language used in performance reviews for men and women is very different. The language clearly reflects underlying gender bias. Can making managers more aware of their language actually uproot and change gender biases?