Talk It Out, an initiative of The 100% Project, is a region-wide, weeklong series of conversations designed to spark understanding about gender bias.
Gather your neighbors, friends, family, or colleagues and host a conversation.
We need your voice at the table.Join Chicago Foundation for Women as we Talk It Out.
March 26 - April 1, 2017
Register below to receive a host toolkit. Check out additional resources here.
These questions are more relevant today than ever. Many of us are looking for ways to make change in the wake of the 2016 elections. We need tools to build bridges across communities, and new ideas for keeping women’s issues at the forefront. We need to continue to have difficult conversations and to give voice to the ways that gender bias affects all of us every single day.
We need to Talk It Out.
Be a part of the conversation. Share your story or your solution to eliminating gender bias.
Take the Gender Bias Test and Training
The Center for WorkLife Law has developed an online gender bias training that teaches you to identify four basic patterns of gender bias.
Project Implicit and Harvard University developed a series of Implicit Association Tests (IAT) that measure of the strength of your associations regarding women and careers, women and leadership, and women and science.
The Atlantic: 6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About IntelligenceThe stereotype that brilliance and genius are male traits is common among adults. But new research shows that girls begin to doubt their own intelligence at young as 6.
Entrepreneur: Single Ladies Are More Likely to Downplay Career Goals, Study FindsAmong single females, 64 percent of first-year MBA candidates said they had avoided requesting a raise or promotion out of worry that they would appear too ambitious, assertive or pushy, compared to 27 percent of men.
The Guardian: The pocket money gap – and 10 other ways girls are taught they’re worth lessFrom disparate allowances to toys, clothes and books that focus on their appearance, girls feel the impacts of gender bias almost as soon as they are born.
New York Times: A Toxic Work WorldWorkplace policies that devalue caregiving and hinder work-life balance are pushing women out of the workforce, regardless of ambition, confidence or talent.
FiveThirtyEight: How Unconscious Sexism Could Help Explain Trump’s WinImplicit gender bias against ambitious and career-driven women may help explain why some voters rejected Hillary Clinton.
McKinsey & Company: How Advancing Women's Equality can Add $12 trillion to Global GrowthThe world, including the private sector, would benefit by focusing on the large economic opportunity of improving parity between men and women.
Harvard Business Review: Women Rising: The Unseen BarriersCompanies looking to increase the number of women leaders must address gender bias to increase the likelihood that others will recognize and encourage her efforts—even when she doesn’t look or behave like the current generation of senior executives.
McKinsey & Company: Addressing unconscious biasGeena Davis explains how media reflects gender bias, and how the lack of representation of women in media perpetuates gender bias.
World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report (2016)
Economic Policy Institute: Women's Work and the Gender Pay Gap
McKinsey & Company: Gender equality: Taking stock of where we are
Women's Media Center: The Media Gender Gap
Elephant in the ValleyA survey of 200+ women about their experiences with gender bias in Silicon Valley and the tech sector.
How Parents Can Help End Gender Bias
Grantmaking with a Gender Lens
Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens
Male Champions of Change
A CEO's Guide to Gender Equality
Mayor's Guide: Accelerating Gender Equality
100% Project–Executive Summary (PDF)
Huffington Post: 48 Things Women Hear in a Lifetime (That Men Just Don't)
Oprah's Next Chapter: Can a Businesswoman be Nice and Competent?
HeForShe: How Does Gender Affect the Workplace?
Gender & Politics
Women's Fund of Central Ohio: Gender By Us
- 37% of women have a college degree, compared with 35% of men. But upon graduation, women find themselves earning $4 less per hour than their male peers.
- 64% of single, female MBA students avoided asking for a raise or promotion out of fear they would seem "too ambitious, assertive or pushy."
- By country, Norway has the highest level of female board participation, with 39.7 percent. The least female participation was in Pakistan, with only 1.5 percent, and Japan, at 1.6 percent. In the U.S., female board participation holds at 13.7 percent
- 84% of women in tech have been told they are too aggressive.
- 66% of women in tech felt excluded from key networking opportunities because of gender.
- 47% of women in tech have been asked to do lower-level tasks (take notes, order food) instead of male colleagues.
- 63% of women in science, tech and engineering workplaces experience sexual harassment.
- On average women spend twice as much time caring for other household members.
- Women make up about 36% of paid media -- whether as paid full-time, freelance writers, online, in print or on air.
- In mainstream films, women make up only 31% of speaking or named characters. And only 23% of films feature a female leading or co-leading character.
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Stephen Gosset, Chicagoist The election of Donald Trump brought forth a wave of outreach and support for a seemingly endless spectrum of rights and benefits […]
Don Haider, Nonprofit Quarterly What is it that makes a nonprofit merger work well? The Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Project, a partnership between Northwestern University’s […]
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times The women marched. The politicians boycotted. The Man is still in. Nothing, not the grieving, the sleepless nights, nor the tears, […]
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is proud to announce the 2017 Impact Awards honorees — local leaders who have worked across generations to increase resources […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT A Quarter of a Million Voices. In a world that so often ignores the voices of women, it is […]
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