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Discrimination happens across cultures.

Women are assumed to feel and be more emotional than men. Not only is this NOT consistently true, women are penalised in the workplace for emotional expression.15 The double jeopardy hypothesis suggests that the backlash effects of expressing emotion are amplified for women in minority because they experience disadvantages from both sexism and racism.

RESEARCH.

Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters: A Homeward Bound Global Review and Fact Sheet Investigating Gender Inequality in STEMM

Prepared by Fabian Dattner, Homeward Bound CEO and Co-founder;
Dr Mary-Ellen Feeney, Jacobs Group (Australia); and
Professor Tonia Gray, Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University.
Compiled by Homeward Bound Alumni from 2018 & 2019

Copies can be download at https://doi.org/10.26183/5d22d5fbe2349

Online version here.

Leading with their hearts? How gender stereotypes of emotion lead to biased evaluations of female leaders

Brescoll VL. (2016). The Leadership Quarterly. 27(3):415-28.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2016.02.005

Use of an intersectional framework to understand black women’s racial and gender identities.
Double Jeopardy: Gender Bias Against Women In Science.

Attributions differ. Black women tended to attribute Prove-It-Again bias to race rather than gender. All groups of women tended to attribute Tightrope and Maternal Wall bias to gender, although race remained more salient for Black women

https://worklifelaw.org/publications/Double-Jeopardy-Report_v6_full_web-sm.pdf

MEDIA.

Women of Colour in STEM Discriminated Against in the Workplace

BLACK ENTERPRISE – A study released shows that when it comes to fields in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), women of color are discriminated against the most in the workplace.

https://www.blackenterprise.com/women-of-color-in-stem-are-disproportionately-discriminated-against-in-the-workplace/

Racial stereotypes drive students of color away from STEM, but many still persist

THE CONVERSATION – for Black and Hispanic STEM students – these instances of being stereotyped are quite common. Consequently, these students experience a sort of racial fatigue. No matter what they do, they cannot shake the perception among certain white colleagues and collaborators that they don’t belong.

https://theconversation.com/racial-stereotypes-drive-students-of-color-away-from-stem-but-many-still-persist-149379

SHARE YOUR STORY.

How have you experienced this gender fact in your life or in your workplace?

Share your story, or how your organisation has overcome this fact.

New research? Let us know.

 

STRONGERTOGETHER

 

 

It’s time to give women in STEMM a bigger voice. Share these facts with everyone you know*. Shout it out loud. Be heard. Rally together. Pass it to your peers, your networks and social circles.

 

BECAUSE TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THE STATUS QUO

 

* Steal the Gender Facts resources from our public TRELLO board. We don’t mind at all.