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How does Unconscious Gender Bias Work?

 'Unconscious biases are prejudices and stereotypes individuals have about certain groups of people that they aren’t consciously aware of having. These biases may exist toward people of various races, ethnic groups, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical abilities and more. Unconscious bias in the workplace can negatively impact the diversity and inclusivity of recruiting, hiring and promotion practices.'


  It is important to note that:

'... many women can often display internalised misogynistic behaviour...'


'Unconscious gender bias can result in serious issues with recruitment, as the best potential candidates are often unfairly ignored. Even worse, unconscious gender biases can actually cost organisations billions of dollars through low staff retention, reputational damage, and a failure to attract diverse candidates. This can mean low female representation at a managerial level – despite significant evidence showing that higher female board membership makes for a more profitable organisation overall'


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