At the root of much of today’s gender inequality is bias – both implicit and explicit. It shapes societies’ and individuals’ thinking, reinforcing notions of right and wrong for people of a particular gender. Gender stereotype violators, both male and female, are treated more harshly, while stereotype conformists can sometimes experience advantages. Learn what these stereotypes are and the practices and policies that can help us move beyond them to experience our full potential.
Despite being an underrepresented group in STEM professions, Black women are relatively less likely than white women to associate STEM with masculinity, and more likely to begin STEM studies in college.