What Works for Women at Work
IN THIS SUMMARY
Gender discrimination in the workplace may no longer be blatantly obvious, but gender bias does in fact still exist. Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey interviewed 125 women at the top of their fields in law, business, politics, and science, ranging in age from their 30s to their 70s. They found that there are four subtle biases that still permeate many workplaces. In What Works for Women at Work, these four biases are discussed and analyzed, along with the need for a shift in perspective about how it is more important for the system to change rather than for women to change their behaviors.