An initiative of The 100% Project, powered by CFW
We need your voice at the table.
Gather your neighbors, friends, family, or colleagues and host a conversation March 8-15, 2019.
Gender bias is everywhere.
It is the unequal treatment, opportunities, rights and privileges, and expectations based on gender.
Gender bias is often invisible.
It is the air we breathe. It is learned early and reinforced subtly. It can be difficult to recognize and confront our own ingrained bias. We all have different experiences with bias, and we all have different strategies for challenging it.
Gender bias is complex.
It interacts with and changes based on our different identities and communities - race and ethnicity, sexuality, economic status, and beyond.
If we are going to end gender bias in our lifetime, we need to have courageous conversations to spark understanding about gender bias.
And we need your voice at the table.
Join the conversation as part of Talk It Out 2019.
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Already been part of a conversation? Share your thoughts and feedback in CFW's Talk It Out Survey.
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.
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:
What did we learn from Talk It Out 2018?
Here's what CFW learned at Talk It Out 2017
Chicago Foundation for Women's 2018 Report on the Status of Chicago's Women and Girls
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)
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.
PrTini: Confronting Gender Bias at WorkThis 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 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.
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Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) today released new data on the status of women and girls in Chicago. The report (available for download at www.cfw.org/swag) looks at […]
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