NEW! Research: How bias against women persists in female-dominated workplaces

Amy Diehl, Amber Stephenson, and Leanne Dzubinski
Harvard Business Review
March 2, 2022

Some people think that the “add women and stir” approach is all that is necessary to advance gender equity. Our research of female-dominated industries show this is not the case. Includes gender-equitable practices to reduce bias.

NEW! A cross-industry comparison of how women leaders experience gender bias

Amber Stephenson, Leanne Dzubinski, and Amy Diehl
Personnel Review
March 1, 2022

Compares 15 gender bias factors across four industries: law, higher education, faith-based nonprofits, and healthcare.

“You have to see it to be it”: Missing female role models and what we can do about it

Amy Diehl
Ms. Magazine
December 27, 2021

Women’s accomplishments are missing from the history books and mass media. Here’s some tips for how we can correct the narrative.

When people assume you’re not in charge because you’re a woman

Amy Diehl and Leanne Dzubinski
Harvard Business Review
December 22, 2021

When women have to spend extra time to assert or prove their role, it can hamper their career paths and the organization’s effectiveness. Here are tips that can help.

An exploration of gender bias affecting women in medicine

Amber Stephenson, Amy Diehl, Leanne Dzubinski, Mara McErlean, John Huppertz, Mandeep Sidhu
The Contributions of Health Care Management to Grand Health Care Challenges
December 2021

Exploration of how gender biases affect women physicians, physician leaders, researchers, and faculty including the association with workplace satisfaction. Includes recommendations to improve gender equity and inclusivity.

How gender bias inhibits progress and what leaders can do about it

Amy Diehl
Ms. Magazine
August 18, 2021

Innovation requires a diversity of thought and perspective. Women must be equitably represented in our industries and barriers to their full participation eliminated.

Guys’ is not gender neutral–let’s stop using it like it is

Amy Diehl
Fast Company
April 27, 2021

We can all help the English language evolve towards inclusivity by eliminating the usage of “guys” when referring to people who are not male gender.

We need to stop ‘untitling’ and ‘uncredentialing’ professional women

Amy Diehl & Leanne Dzubinski
Fast Company
January 22, 2021

We propose new terms for an old practice of omitting titles for women while using them for men that diminishes women’s authority and credibility.

We need to talk about using pet names for women at work

Amy Diehl & Leanne Dzubinski
Fast Company
October 29, 2020

Pet names like “missy,” “kiddo,” and “girl” aren’t cute or funny. Language like this in the workplace is unprofessional and sexist.

Measuring the invisible: Development and multi‐industry validation of the Gender Bias Scale for Women Leaders

Amy Diehl, Amber Stephenson, Leanne Dzubinski, David Wang
Human Resource Development Quarterly
April 2020

Presents comprehensive 47-item scale which measures women leaders’ experiences and perceptions of gender bias and introduces six primary factors and 15 subfactors of this bias.

3 ways to mitigate gender bias in higher ed technology departments


Amy Diehl
University Business
Feb 4, 2020

Unconscious bias and invisible barriers embedded in organizational cultures constrain opportunities for women. Higher education technology departments are not immune. This article presents three ways leaders can mitigate gender bias in their higher education IT departments.

Women’s ways of leading: The environmental effect


Leanne Dzubinski, Amy Diehl & Michelle Taylor
Gender in Management: An International Journal
Feb 2019

The pressure on women to conform to an organization’s executive leadership culture can be enormous. This conceptual paper presents a four-quadrant model which describes ways in which executive-level women are constrained to self-monitor based on context.

The problem of gender essentialism and its implications for women in leadership

Leanne Dzubinski & Amy Diehl
Journal of Leadership Studies
June 2018

How does gender essentialism, or the belief that gender differences are tied to biology, affect research on women in leadership? Analyzes research and includes implications for leadership practice.

Making the invisible visible: A cross-sector analysis of gender-based leadership barriers

Human Resources Development Quarterly

Amy Diehl & Leanne Dzubinski
Human Resource Development Quarterly
Summer 2016

Seminal work on gender barriers faced by women in leadership. Based on face-to-face interviews with women leaders in higher education and faith-based organizations.

An overview of gender-based leadership barriers


Amy Diehl & Leanne Dzubinski
Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership

Overview of gender barriers faced by women in leadership. Contains more stories from face-to-face interviews with women leaders in higher education and faith-based organizations.

Making meaning of barriers and adversity: Experiences of women leaders in higher education


Amy Diehl
Advancing Women in Leadership

Answers the question “how do women leaders in higher education make meaning of adversity?” Based on face-to-face interviews with 26 women presidents, provosts and vice-presidents in higher education.

Approaches of women in higher education leadership: Navigating adversity, barriers and obstacles

Longman & Madsen

Amy Diehl
Women and Leadership in Higher Education

What strategies do women leaders use to navigate adversity? Explores factors which enabled women leaders in higher education to get through difficult situations in their personal and professional lives.