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Dr. Sophie Bartsich on Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace

"Throughout medical school and residency, I got used to the fact that the surgeons hob-knobbed in the locker rooms, and I was always around the nurses." (Image credit: Helge V. Keitel/Flickr)

An anecdotal discussion of unconscious gender bias in the workplace, written by Dr. Sophie Bartsich for Forbes Woman:

One of the most important distinctions to make is the difference between equality and equanimity. Women and men are different, and it is unreasonable to imagine that they would or should have equivalent experiences in the workplace. But different doesn’t need to mean better or worse. Perhaps the goal is to ensure that difference does not impose a negative impact, rather than push for unnatural parallels. The key to progress is to identify those differences, acknowledge them, and create a level playing ground that takes them into consideration.

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