Breaking Down Gender Bias: A Toolkit for Construction Business Owners

Breaking down the gender bias

By: Helm Construction Solutions (buildhelm.com) This toolkit was developed by Kate Stephenson and Mel Baiser of HELM Construction Solutions with help and feedback from many of our colleagues in the building trades and social justice movements. It includes topics like: Defining the Challenge Changing Company Culture Hiring and Retaining a Diverse …

HBR: Designing a Bias-Free Organization

Source: Harvard Business Review: July/August 2016 “Iris Bohnet thinks firms are wasting their money on diversity training. The problem is, most programs just don’t work. Rather than run more workshops or try to eradicate the biases that cause discrimination, she says, companies need to redesign their processes to prevent biased …

HBR: We Just Can’t Handle Diversity

Source: Harvard Business Review: July/August 2016 “It’s hard to argue with the benefits of diversity, given the decades’ worth of studies showing that a diverse workforce measurably improves decision making, problem solving, creativity, innovation, and flexibility.Most of us also believe that hiring, development, and compensation decisions should come down to …

HBR: Why Diversity Programs Fail

Source: Harvard Business Review: July/August 2016 “It shouldn’t be surprising that most diversity programs aren’t increasing diversity. Despite a few new bells and whistles, courtesy of big data, companies are basically doubling down on the same approaches they’ve used since the 1960s—which often make things worse, not better. Firms have …

Gender Bias Bingo

  The Gender Bias Learning Project is housed within the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Gender bias typically stems not from malevolence, but from the perceived mismatch between the “typical woman” and the requirements of jobs that historically were held by men such as …