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In a webinar hosted by Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) on September 17, 2019, Joyce He and Sarah Kaplan of the University of Toronto’s Institute for Gender and the Economy used insights from scholarly research to shed light on how to achieve gender equality.

Statistics show that women are still substantially underrepresented in many professions, such as in STEM occupations. This webinar explains five myths that surround conversations around gender equality in the workplace, such as the myth that under-representation of women is a “pipeline problem”, and the myth that promoting diversity contravenes meritocracy. It then discusses five solutions based on behavioural approaches, including creating a culture in which people feel personally responsible for change, and implementing behavioural guidelines and action plans.

A replay of the webinar:

Click here for more information on Joyce He, and here for more information on Sarah Kaplan.