The theme for this year International Day of the Woman is Better the Balance, Better the World – #BetterBalance.  To accomplish this encouragement is being given to take gender bias head on and make changes in your life and those around you.

Gender Bias Facts

Gender bias—whether deliberate or unconscious—is holding women back in the workplace.

It makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences.

This hurts women and makes it hard for companies to level the playing field and create a more balanced world

source:Leanin.org

Types of Bias

Performance bias

Performance bias is based on deep- rooted—and incorrect—assumptions about women’s and men’s abilities. We tend to underestimate women’s performance and overestimate men’s.

Attribution bias

Attribution bias is closely linked to performance bias. Because we see women as less competent than men, we tend to give them less credit for accomplishments and blame them more for mistakes.

Likeability bias

Likeability bias is rooted in age-old expectations. We expect men to be assertive, so when they lead, it feels natural. We expect women to be kind and communal, so when they assert themselves, we like them less.158

Maternal bias

Motherhood triggers false assumptions that women are less committed to their careers— and even less competent.

Affinity bias

Affinity bias is what it sounds like: we gravitate toward people like ourselves in appearance, beliefs, and background. And we may avoid or even dislike people who are different from us.

Double discrimination & intersectionality

Bias isn’t limited to gender. Women can also experience biases due to their race, sexual orientation, a disability, or other aspects of their identity.

source:souleanin.org/likeability-bias

What Can I Do to Fight Gender Bias

Strike the Pose – Get the conversation started.

#IWD2019 message on social media with your “hands out” balance pose for a strong call-to-action for others to also help forge a #BalanceforBetter.
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Attend an International Women’s Day 2019 event

Make a VideoWatch a Video

Motivate others

So put your hands out and STRIKE THE #BalanceforBetter POSE and make International Women’s Day YOUR day – and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women everywhere.

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