First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Samantha ByalickFollow


Professor Brian Stiltner

Participation Type


College and Major available



University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2019 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2019 5:00 PM


Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 5:00 PM

The Negative Effects of Workplace Gender Bias and Strategies for Improvement

University Commons

A shocking disparity in gender imbalance is apparent in all industries, and this inequality will not improve unless it is prompted to. Although workplaces have improved significantly with improved equality in treatment and in pay, women today still face many stereotypes and biases that prevent them from achieving the same career experiences as men. Historical views have contributed to these stereotypes, which affect women through obstacles that cause them to be seen differently. These discriminatory obstacles lead to wage gaps between women and men in almost every industry, and to other injustices as well, from overt sexual harassment to subtle sexist comments by male colleagues. For society to adapt to changing times and improve the quality of work for both men and women, it is necessary that strategies for equity be implemented throughout businesses and industries. Gender stereotypes are reinforced in various ways, and it is critical to change these traditional views in order to ensure equality.