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Dr. Amy Diehl is an award-winning information technology leader and gender bias expert who is author of GLASS WALLS: Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers Still Holding Women Back at Work (Rowman & Littlefield). She is sought-after speaker for keynotes, conferences, workshops, guest lectures, and panels.


Gender Bias, A Powerful but Hidden Force

The Boss Lady Podcast
May 25, 2022

Gender bias is a powerful but hidden force that is still holding women back, keeping them from achieving their full potential and limiting organizations from achieving the creativity, problem-solving, and growth possible with a diverse workforce.  Drs. Amy Diehl, Leanne Dzubinski, and host Teresa Rand discuss gender bias in the 21st century. Listen here…

Boss Lady Podcast with Amy Diehl and Leanne Dzubinski


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In an interview with CNBC reporter Jennifer Liu, Dr. Amy Diehl noted that looking at 913 responses, we realized that women were “being criticized for this and that and the other thing… The underlying gender bias was the cause & the criticisms are really just excuses the women were given.” Read more…
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Karen Mangia interviews Drs. Amy Diehl and Leanne Dzubinski. Question: What advice would you offer to employers who want to future proof their organizations? Dr. Amy Diehl: “Become fully gender-inclusive. Bring women into your organization at equivalent levels to men and support them fully.” Read more…
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Gender Bias, A Powerful but Hidden Force

The Boss Lady Podcast
May 25, 2023

Gender bias is a powerful but hidden force that is still holding women back, keeping them from achieving their full potential and limiting organizations from achieving the creativity, problem-solving, and growth possible with a diverse workforce.  Drs. Amy Diehl, Leanne Dzubinski, and host Teresa Rand discuss gender bias in the 21st century. Listen here…
30 reasons why women are held back from leadership
Career Coach Brittany Larsen interviews authors Amy Diehl and Leanne M. Dzubinski about their new book. Dr. Amy Diehl: “We wrote the book we wish we had when starting out in the workforce. We think that readers will want to keep it on their bookshelves and use it as a reference throughout their careers.”  Read more…
30 reasons why women are held back from leadership
Dutch business magazine MT/Sprout discusses my research on 30 reasons why women are denied opportunities for leadership. Too young, too old, too highly educated or too attractive. Almost any trait can – and is – used against women in the workplace to question their leadership skills, according to recent research. (In Dutch. Tip: Use your web browser to translate to English). Read more…
Amy Diehl and Jason Mudd discuss how bias against women persists in female-dominated workplaces, Amy’s new book GLASS WALLS, and how male gatekeeping at Victoria’s Secret kept their business from keeping up with changing market demand. Watch the video cast or listen to the audio…
𝘿𝙤 𝙬𝙚 *𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡* 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧?
In the latest Global Gender Gap report by the World Economic Forum, the Philippines ranked 19th globally in gender parity.
💡 But does the statistic reflect everyday experiences at work?
💡 Does it reflect the mindsets and behaviors we see in society?
💡 What can we do as HR professionals so that representation AND INCLUSION will be felt in our organizations?
We tackled all that and more in this morning’s webinar with Amy Diehl, PhD and Leanne Dzubinski, PhD. Read more…
Where the Tech Troubles Are

The majority of young adults believe that it’s not OK to refer to males and females as “guys” in the workplace, according to exclusive research commissioned by Newsweek. More than 50 percent of Generation Z respondents aged between 18 and 26 were opposed to the practice. The poll of 1,500 American adults was conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for Newsweek. Read more…


Where the Tech Troubles Are
Where the Tech Troubles Are

Inside Higher Ed
November 1, 2022

Students value connectivity, convenience and being consulted about technology but have little concern about protecting institutional networks. Student interest will continue to grow when it comes to virtual courses and remote learning options for live courses, the desire for creating richer academic and on-campus experiences, and new technology options. Yet, on many campuses, technology dollars are limited, with a wide variety of initiatives competing for that funding. Read more…

A Convo About Gender Bias to Recognize the Supreme Court's New Term

The addition of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is momentous and historic as she will be the first Black woman to serve on the Court. With her broad and diverse background, she brings a new perspective to the Court, which will be exciting to learn from her thinking and watch her influence the creation of fairer and more just American society. I am also excited about the new ways in which she will serve as a role model and inspiration, especially to Black girls. Read more…

Workplace Perspective Podcast
Gender Assumptions & Role Incredulity : Dr. Amy Diehl and Dr. Leanne Dzubinski
Gender Assumptions & Role Incredulity : Dr. Amy Diehl and Dr. Leanne Dzubinski

Workplace Perspective, Raising The Bar At Workplaces Everywhere!
April 12, 2022

Amy and Leanne recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review, “When People Assume You’re Not In Charge Because You’re a Woman.” They discussed role incredulity, a new term which means a form of gender bias where women are mistakenly assumed to be in a support or stereotypically female role — secretary, administrative assistant, court reporter, nurse, wife, girlfriend — rather than a leadership or stereotypically male role, such as CEO, professor, lawyer, doctor, or engineer. In these instances, women must expend extra energy and time to assert and sometimes prove their role. Teresa, Amy, and Leanne discuss examples of this in the workplace and what employers and employees can do to eliminate this type of gender bias. Read more…

An Expert’s Take On the Future of Higher Education and Technology

Dr. Amy Diehl, Ph.D. lends her much-lauded expertise in the intersection of technology and higher education in this Q&A about the future risks and opportunities of tech and university life. Read more…

Is Google Images misrepresenting men and women in the workplace?
Good Leadership Is NOT Defined By Gender

Debbie Laskey’s Blog
March 25, 2022

To quote Matthew Kobach (@mkobach), “Twitter is a key that unlocks thousands of doors, some of which you never even knew existed.” As a member of the Twitterverse for nearly 13 years, I always enjoy meeting new people and learning from them. After reading a recent article written by Amy Diehl for Harvard Business Review, I connected with Amy and invited her to appear here on my Blog in a Q&A format. Read more…

Is Google Images misrepresenting men and women in the workplace?

On Google Images US, women were underrepresented in 50% of professions, based on the real-life number of women working in those professions. Does this underrepresentation reflect reality in any way? Read more…

Women Leading the Way Share Their Thoughts on Channeling Confidence

I learned my strongest life lesson on confidence during my dissertation research on adversity in which I interviewed 26 women executives in higher education. These women were all highly successful, serving in vice president and president positions. But some who had risen to the highest level (president) also seemed to be most insecure–perhaps due to their highly visible, challenging roles or due to life experiences or both. Read more…

Shirley Ann Jackson: The Physicist Who Is Changing the Future

The world of academia has not always welcomed people of color, let alone Black women. According to Amy Diehl, Ph.D. who told Forbes, “Women leaders of color in higher education face a double-jeopardy of race and gender bias.” This barrier hinders their career advancement. Also, less than 20 percent of lecturers, professors, and chairpersons in college settings are represented by women of color. Read more…

What are the challenges facing women?

TRT World Now
March 9, 2022

Amy Diehl, chief information officer at Wilson College and gender bias expert, talks to TRT World about gender bias and the challenges facing women as the world marks International Women Day. Read more…

See how this CIO enables her college with a small but nimble team

When you manage IT for a small liberal arts college, you don’t always have resources to spare. Still, Amy Diehl, CIO at Wilson College, and her team are dedicated to providing a high-quality experience for everyone on campus, from students to faculty and staff. Read more…


Elon Musk may share blame for Tesla sexual harassment lawsuits: Lawyer

Tesla’s recent sexual harassment lawsuits may stem, in part, from how some people perceive chief executive Elon Musk’s attitude toward women, says the lawyer helming the lawsuits against the electric vehicle maker and a leading gender-equity advocate. Read more…


The strongest negative predictors of workplace satisfaction among female physicians and researchers were male-dominated culture, lack of sponsorship, and lack of mentoring. Gender biases negatively affect workplace satisfaction for female physicians and researchers at academic health organizations, a new research article indicates. Read more…

Watch mom’s brilliant ‘Daddy privilege’ video rant that’s going viral

Ever heard of “daddy privilege?” Well, the phrase may be new to you, but if you’re a mother you’ve probably experienced it — and maybe even participated in it. The term has been around for years, but it’s getting closer to becoming part of our popular lexicon thanks to a recent viral video in which a mom went on a rant about “daddy privilege” and how society minimizes and outright ignores the tireless efforts of moms everywhere. Read more…

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Gendering Geopolitics with Emily Prey - Amy Diehl
Gendering Geopolitics with Emily Prey

Twitter Live Series Guest
Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy
July 22, 2021

Gender Bias Expert Dr. Amy Diehl discusses what gender biases look like in a policy context, how they have inhibited American progress, and more. Listen now…

Shattering glass ceilings for women: Going head first against gender bias - Amy Diehl
Why we use women’s professional titles less than men’s

“I’m fed up of people not introducing me by my titles in public forums. I am a Dr (medic & PhD). I’m an Associate Professor. I worked hard to gain these titles & I don’t give permission to omit them. Just because I’m an ethnic minority woman doesn’t mean that I’m just ‘Nisreen’!” tweeted Nisreen Alwan, a public health professor at the University of Southampton in the UK, last year. Read more…


The 2020 Dean's List: 30 Higher Ed IT Influencers Worth a Follow

Journalist Margaret Fuller once said, “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” Even before COVID-19 shut down campuses around the nation and the world, higher education was at a crossroads. Today, however, charting a new direction is more critical than ever. In a year without precedent — one that’s seen traditional instruction upended by a pandemic — there’s never been a greater need for expert thought leaders who can provide the guidance and expertise that higher education professionals need to navigate such a massive sea change. Read more…

Alumnae Study Targets Gender Bias at Work
Alumnae Study Targets Gender Bias at Work

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
September 4, 2020

A woman is a new employee at a company. She discovers that her boss—also a woman—didn’t tell her about a meeting that happened the previous week. The new employee is reprimanded for her absence and has no chance to explain herself. Later that month, she goes to the same boss for mentoring but instead receives dismissive responses and criticism. However, the boss is friendly and helpful toward the woman’s male peer. This scenario may be an example of queen bee syndrome—when a female superior feels insecure in a workplace environment, possibly because of an existing sexist culture, and attempts to protect herself by preventing other women from advancing. Read more…

Where Are The Women Of Color In Academia?

Despite the fact that colleges have for many years enrolled more women than men, and an increasingly larger share of student bodies are composed of minorities, women of color remain a rare sighting in academia, in both major universities and graduate colleges like medical school. Read more…

New tool to measure gender bias in the workplace may help finally eliminate it

A new way to measure the causes and magnitude of gender bias against women leaders in the workplace should make it easier to identify the sources of this kind of sexism and even help eliminate it, according to just-published research I co-authored with Amy Diehl, Leanne Dzubinski and David Wang. We surveyed more than 1,600 women in four industries – higher education, faith-based community organizations, health care and the legal profession – to better understand how women experience 15 common gender barriers, such as working in a male-dominated culture, the glass cliff and queen bee syndrome. Read more…

Why higher ed needs to hire and promote more women faculty

An inadequate percentage of female professors fill tenure-track positions—especially among higher ranks, according to a recent survey by CUPA-HR, the association for higher ed HR professionals. The report that uncovered this example of gender bias in higher education examines the implications of aging demographics in tenure-track faculty on succession and diversity. Most notably, authors found that only 45% of tenure-track faculty are women professors aged 55 or younger and even less (35%) are older women. Read more…


Why Women Need Developmental Networks (And More Than Just Mentors And Sponsors)

For the past few decades, experts, scholars and managers have talked about the importance of mentors in helping men and women advance in their workplace settings. In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead was published with a fascinating chapter titled, “Are you my mentor?” (This is a play on the children’s book titled Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, according to CBS News.) She compared a little bird’s relentless search for its mother to women’s persistent search for a mentor — continuously and almost desperately asking people to mentor them. Read more…

Embracing the Internet
Embracing the Internet

Shippensburg University Magazine
Summer 2019

You’re traveling through another dimension. A bizarre and unexplainable dimension where time and activity all but stand still. A middle ground between education and technology, where limitless information is nearly at your fingertips—if you care to search for it. It is an area we call… the pre-Internet zone. Read more…

Dr. Amy Diehl on gender bias in leadership - Amy Diehl
Dr. Amy Diehl on gender bias in leadership

Podcast Guest
Franklin County Coalition for Progress
March 9, 2019

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