Gender Bias in Hiring Practices

A colleague sent out a link to an article highlighting some disturbing results about gender bias in hiring practices in the corporate world. As I was reading it, it made me wonder – how does this play out in fields like education where women tend to be overrepresented? Are under qualified men considered differently than women who are applying for the same position? Will the goal to “diversify” the office to include men overpower the conversation so that a man who might be less qualified be considered more favorably for the position?

I don’t have evidence to suggest that this does or does not occur, but it would be really interesting to see how this plays out in women dominated fields.

Here’s a link to the article: How to Remove Gender Bias from the Hiring Process by Will Yakowicz

Published by lilylop

Lily Lopez-McGee is deeply committed to equalizing access to education and increasing opportunities for underrepresented students to gain international credentials. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has traveled through parts of Latin America and Western Europe.

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