Ending Gender Bias One Conversation at a Time

Talk It Out, an initiative of The 100% Project, is a region-wide, week-long series of conversations designed to spark understanding about gender bias.

We need your voice at the table.

Gather your neighbors, friends, family, or colleagues and host a conversation March 18-24, 2018.

 

 

A VOICE AT THE TABLE

What could we achieve if we ended harassment and violence against women and girls?

How can women and men, girls and boys work together to create equitable relationships, workplaces and communities?

We are in the middle of a national conversation about the sexual harassment and abuse faced by women at work, at home and in our communities. Using #MeToo, women and girls are sharing their stories like never before.

Where do we go from here? If we are going to end gender bias in our lifetime, we need to keep this conversation going. And we need your voice at the table.

This is what Talk It Out 2018 is all about.

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gen·der bi·as: unequal treatment in opportunity and expectations due to attitudes based on gender

Bias by the Numbers

One in four women face harassment in their workplace.

63% of women in science, tech and engineering workplaces experience sexual harassment.

64% of Americans believe sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious problem. 

65% of women have experienced street harassment. 

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. 

  30% of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involve harassment.

 

 

Share your story. 

Be a part of the conversation. Share your story or your solution to eliminating gender bias.


Resources

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.

Women and Careers IAT                                         Women and Leadership IAT                                                      Women and Science IAT

Facebook has created a series if informational videos to help individuals recognize unconscious biases, in order to reduce their negative effects in the workplace. In these videos, leaders at Facebook discuss four common types of biases:

 

 

 

 

To Read

The Atlantic: 6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence
The 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. 

EntrepreneurSingle Ladies Are More Likely to Downplay Career Goals, Study Finds
Among 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 GuardianThe pocket money gap – and 10 other ways girls are taught they’re worth less
From 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.  

PrTini: Confronting Gender Bias at Work
This toolkit is chalk full of incredible information and resources to help spark conversations about societal gender norms and how they impact our lives, communities, and workplaces.

New York Times: A Toxic Work World
Workplace policies that devalue caregiving and hinder work-life balance are pushing women out of the workforce, regardless of ambition, confidence or talent. 

FiveThirtyEightHow Unconscious Sexism Could Help Explain Trump’s Win
Implicit gender bias against ambitious and career-driven women may help explain why some voters rejected Hillary Clinton.

McKinsey & CompanyHow Advancing Women's Equality can Add $12 trillion to Global Growth
The 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 Barriers
Companies 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 & CompanyAddressing unconscious bias
Geena Davis explains how media reflects gender bias, and how the lack of representation of women in media perpetuates gender bias.