by Caroline | Aug 25, 2016 | Diversity, gender bias, gender stereotypes, images of leadership, images of women, obstacles to gender diversity |
I had two opportunities to experience unconscious gender bias this week. A bike mechanic and a chimneysweep each looked through me (the paying customer) to a male companion. This bias I call “presumed vs. earned credibility.”
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 3, 2016 | benefits of diversity, bottom line value of gender diversity, Business Results, diversity and inclusion, double bind, gender bias, gender bias, gender diversity in leadership, gender stereotypes, images of leadership, images of women, obstacles to gender diversity, unconscious bias, unconscious images, upside of gender diversity, women in business |
Why might the message about the value of diversity not be heard? Why might leaders hear it but not buy it? Why do men who do buy it not take effective action? These are not rhetorical questions. I have some ideas but I want your thoughts.
by Caroline | Mar 2, 2016 | images of women |
Has the way women are represented in media (movies, television shows, ads, newscasts, and talk shows) improved in the last decade? Thanks to the film Miss Representation, the White House Project, The Women’s Media Center and powerful and smart women news anchors, I see a positive shift.