Researchers use diary entries and interviews to show how college students’ socialization into the field of engineering leads women to believe that they are a “bad fit."
This study provides evidence that the gender of the initial person filling a gender-neutral role, has lasting consequences for how that role is subsequently perceived.
The subtle elimination of bias in hiring decisions (in this case, via lifelong exposure to gender diversity through raising daughters) is both good for its own sake, and for firm performance.
In male-dominated fields, such as engineering, where women experience rapid mobility into managerial roles, this study suggests that an inverted role hierarchy may disadvantage such women.
Organizations are constantly challenged to create environments for every employee to feel included and valued. We report on our Oxford-style debate on the effectiveness of diversity training in achieving these goals.
Average men get the benefit of the doubt