Gender Stereotypes: Their prevalence, impact, and what to do about them
December 4, 2019 8:30 am
Reports and media articles emerge almost daily about how badly women fare in the workplace. Gender stereotypes often underpin these disparities within organisations. Despite the fact that there is no evidence that men and women possess different skills and abilities, when we see a man or a woman, our brains automatically associate different traits with them. These perceptions can have huge consequences on women’s career progression. In the FTSE 350 companies, less than 10% of executive directors are women and 262 companies have no women executives on their main board.
Whilst articles raising awareness of the problems faced by women are important, there is too little focus on how to combat gender stereotypes. However, the solution is potentially quick, simple and effective. Gender stereotypes have been learnt, which means that they can be unlearnt…
Please join Jo Kandola, founder of The Bias Gym, on 4th December, for our latest seminar which looks at gender stereotypes in depth. Not only will this seminar provide you with insights into your own gender stereotypes, it will also present new research from The Bias Gym on how widely gender stereotypes are held. There will also be the exclusive opportunity to try SCULPT – a market-leading digital solution used to combat bias.
Wednesday, 4th December, 2019
08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast, refreshments, and networking
09:00 – 10:00 Seminar
10:00 – 10:15 Q&A