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Gender Bias Learning Project

Uploaded by RRI Tools on 22 March 2016

Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law

Gender bias in academia is alive and well. Identifying and understanding the distinct patterns of gender bias is the first step towards ensuring that bias does not derail your career. This on-line gender bias training teaches you to identify the four basic patterns of gender bias:

Although gender bias is a serious topic with professionally damaging consequences, this gender bias training website offers a zany, brainy approach that allows you to learn what you need to know, share your experiences, and have fun in the process.

This training also provides survival strategies for handling each type of bias, as well as:

  • A series of animated video scenarios illustrating each pattern
  • Video clips from interviews with gender bias experts
  • A pop quiz to help you test your knowledge
  • An on-line game: Gender Bias Bingo
Diversity, Inclusion

The training helps users identify the four basic patterns of gender bias: (1) Prove it again!, (2) The double bind, (3) The maternal wall and (4) Gender wars.

Each pattern is followed by a description and outlines of different scenarios that support the previous explanation. It can be particularly useful for workers within any field who would like to learn about gender bias and how to overcome its challenges. Additionally, the training would be of the interest to managers who aim at creating a gender-friendly environment in the workplace and who would like to develop gender-aware management skills.

Organisational requirements and time frames depend on context and participant numbers.

Beginner, Practitioner

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