Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Important for companies to embrace gender diversity in the workplace - THE GUARDIAN

Originally published: July 7, 2017
Publisher: TheGuardian.pe.ca

Unconscious biases against women in the workplace are keeping many of them from taking their rightful places on corporate boards — and that’s hurting companies, says the chairwoman of 30% Club Canada’s steering committee.

“It is stereotypes and biases,” said Dr. Beatrix Dart, who is also a professor of management strategy at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, in an interview.

“A woman may have just had a second child and the assumption will be made that she may not want to travel (for work) and she might not even be asked,” said Dart. “She may be thought to not be tough enough for the job.”