Can You Spot The Gender Disparity? A Guide To Implicit Bias

Law360 (May 28, 2019, 8:05 PM EDT) -- Women’s recent inroads into the top ranks of law firms are paltry at best, Law360’s Glass Ceiling data shows. A top culprit for the limited progress in gender equality? Implicit bias, experts say.

Implicit, or unconscious, bias among decision-makers in the workplace can create hurdles for women even when there is no outright sexism in the office culture. It affects women — and particularly women of color — in all areas, from hiring and assignments to evaluations and compensation, experts say.

But it’s not easy for people to spot their own biases, said Michele Coleman Mayes, a former chair of the...

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