Hiring Managers Still Not Employing Women Who Excel in Math

March is Women’s History Month, but according to several new studies, gender biases in the workplace still exist. “The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show how an unconscious bias in ‘hiring managers’ can influence them to choose men over women, even when women perform equally well or better on tests, and speak honestly about their skills,” writes Anthony Rivas on MedicalDaily.com. “The researchers found that these stereotypes, and subsequent hiring practices, held true when the ‘hiring managers’ were both men and women.” Rivas notes the findings have widespread implications in the science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.



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