Overcoming Gender Bias
Mary Lou Jepsen discusses how words can belie bias and the importance of working within your skill set.
MARY LOU JEPSEN: How do we wear level for the biases that are put in? And how do you train people to realize you're-- you're racially or gender biasing with the words that you're choosing, of "helpful" versus "leader," rather than recognizing what the real contribution is. And in school it feels more fair, like you get an A in, like, the test. And there's, like-- especially in science and math, like, there really are equations. And there really are numbers that come out of that equation. And they really are right or wrong or more right or more wrong. But that's not what industry is like. And so you have to swim through it and figure out where are your advantages are.
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