To heal, and ultimately stop, gender bias paper cuts, follow these four steps. 1. Begin by finding supporters, raising their awareness and asking them to speak up when cuts occur.
Gender bias paper cuts are small acts such as being ignored, overlooked, and singled out. Members of the opposite sex often don’t notice the offending actions. Over time, these small cuts wear away our professional confidence, fortitude, and sense of belonging. It’s best to be prepared in advance and these 4 band-aids will help.
The founding partner of a professional services firm sent the following email to a client. As you read it, take a guess about the sender’s gender. Hi, I am reviewing my time on the work I did for (XYZ company), and have to make you aware that it has taken far longer than normal. Between […]
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