The Navigating Gender Bias at Work course by University of California professor Joan C. Williams helps you spot the four patterns of gender bias that shape today's workplaces. It also offers proven strategies successful women use to navigate subtle bias at work.
The first video will explain how each of these gender biases plays out, and provide concrete, actionable strategies you can do today to successfully avoid and navigate these biases. After you’ve watched the introduction, explore additional lectures on each of the four forms of gender bias.
First you'll see how women have to try twice as hard and show more skill than men to be viewed as equally capable. They end up having to "prove it again" and demonstrate the same abilities over and over.
Tired of being called bossy when you're just doing your job? In this course, you'll navigate the tightrope women often face between being perceived as too “masculine” (and therefore respected, but not liked) and too “feminine” (and therefore liked, but not respected).
Next you'll explore the biases that working moms often face – "the maternal wall." You'll discover how to handle claims from coworkers that you're no longer committed or competent after having children. You'll explore how you can fight those assumptions and be taken seriously as a professional.
Finally, you'll learn about situations in which gender bias can actually cause conflict between women at work, and proven strategies successful women use to navigate this subtle bias.
Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Law, Hastings Foundation Chair, and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She wrote the widely acclaimed 2014 book What Works for Women at Work (co-authored with daughter Rachel Dempsey). Her groundbreaking work has helped to create the field of work-family studies and modern workplace flexibility policies.