Women Aren’t Advancing Because of Inherent Workplace Bias According to Study

Author: Stacey Leasca  Date:10/25/17

Dr. Ben Waber tracked interactions between employees in 2016 and found there was no difference in performance in men and women. In a new study published in the Harvard Business Review by a team led by Waber, women only consist of 4% of Fortune 500 CEO’s, make about 80 cents on the dollar compared to a man and are less likely to achieve promotions. Waber said, “Gender inequality is due to bias, not differences in behavior.” The article goes on to suggest ways to decrease this bias, including when hiring, when multiple candidates are considered at once, rather than one at a time, gender bias seems to disappear.

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