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Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment

Stockholm University

Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Business Ethics, In the Workplace, Women in Business, Sexual Harassment and #MeToo, All Journal News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 1:35 AM EST

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Program encourages female medical students to specialize in orthopaedics

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In findings published recently in the Journal of Surgical Education, a team at BIDMC and colleagues reported that annual workshops offered to female medical students boost the presence of women in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Channels: Bone Health, Education, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Surgery, Women in Business, All Journal News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
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Highlighting women's achievements makes them want to be the boss, research shows

University of Exeter

Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, In the Workplace, Women in Business,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Post doc interviews in the life sciences may promote bias
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Post doc interviews in the life sciences may promote bias

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

Post-doctoral training is a critical career stage for researchers in the life sciences yet interviewing for a post-doctoral position is largely an unregulated process. Without regulation, interviews are susceptible to unconscious biases that may lead to discrimination against certain demographic groups (e.g., women and minorities). Using data from an online survey of post-docs, we show that interview procedures for post-doctoral positions in the life sciences are correlated with several factors (e.g., candidate demographics) in ways that may bias the outcome of interviews. We discuss key components of interviews and suggest that conducting standardized, well-planned interviews that are less susceptible to unconscious biases may help increase the retention of women and under-represented minorities in the life sciences.

Channels: All Journal News, Gender Issues, In the Workplace, Race and Ethnicity, Women in Business,

Released:
29-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
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Why It Matters: STEMinism

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Women and girls are excluded from career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This gender gap is causing the world to lose out on “the genius of half the population,” according to former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.

Channels: All Journal News, Gender Issues, STEM Education, Technology, Women in Business,

Released:
26-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Bias-Busting Algorithms: Can AI Help VCs Diversify their Deals?

Bias-Busting Algorithms: Can AI Help VCs Diversify their Deals?

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Studies show that gender bias in the venture capital (VC) industry hurts both female founders and has negative financial consequences for VC firms. Darden Professors Morela Hernandez and Roshni Raveendhran show how algorithm-aided, data-driven approaches can help investors mitigate bias and make better and more equitable funding decisions.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Budgets and Funding, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Women in Business,

Released:
15-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
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Newswise: First-ever majority women lead ATA Board of Directors

First-ever majority women lead ATA Board of Directors

American Thyroid Association

For the first time in its 96-year history, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) will be majority led by a president, secretary/COO, treasurer, and past-president who are women.  The ATA, headquartered in Falls Church, VA, announces with pleasure that Martha Zeiger, MD, began a one-year term as president of the Board of Directors and Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, started her 4-year term as Secretary/Chief Operating Officer at the close of the 89th Annual Meeting, November 3 in Chicago, Illinois.

Channels: Healthcare, In the Workplace, Women in Business, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 12:15 PM EST
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