Measuring Unconscious Gender Bias: Scale Development & Multi-industry Validation

Amber Stephenson and I presented our unconscious gender bias scale development research at the 2018 Academy of Management Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. This research was developed in conjunction with Leanne Dzubinski and David Wang. We presented our new scale, SUBTLe – Scale for Unconscious Bias Towards Women Leaders. This new scale measures women leader’s …

What is gender essentialism and why does it matter for women in leadership?

In our new article, "The problem of gender essentialism and its implications for women in leadership," published in the Journal of Leadership Studies, Leanne Dzubinski and I explore these questions. Gender essentialism is the belief that gender is an underlying, unchangeable essence that defines a person. In other words, it is the belief that gender …

On Queen Bees and Catfights

By Amy Diehl @amydiehl I recently read the Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership. This book is a comprehensive, thoughtful overview of current research on women in leadership. Sharon Mavin, Gina Grandy and Jannine William’s chapter: “Theorizing women leaders’ negative relations with other women” is especially insightful. In my own research with women leaders, …

Unconscious gender bias research highlighted by Biola Univ

Biola University posted a nice summary of the unconscious gender bias research which Leanne Dzubinski (Biola) and me, along with Amber Stephenson (Clarkson University) presented at the International Leadership Association Women and Leadership Affinity Group Conference in Rhinebeck, NY last month. We presented our newest work in which we are developing an index to measure …