How Reducing Bias Can Increase Women’s Success
Case studies that highlight promising practices to reduce bias in IT workplaces
Research shows that even individuals committed to equality harbor unconscious biases that impact everyday decisions and interactions. In the IT workplace, unconscious gender bias can mislead employers, both male and female, to make inaccurate judgments in hiring, performance reviews, and promotion. Furthermore, overt sexism continues to occur in male-dominated workplaces and can be difficult to confront and remedy.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology has produced a series of useful case studies focused on presenting the research related to bias and discrimination in the workplace. These case studies highlight promising practices and concrete steps that will reduce the impact of bias and discrimination and generate greater equity in technical fields.