Men are more likely to be seen as “brilliant” than women, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Researchers found that this gendered stereotype that men are intellectually superior to women isn’t held consciously but is rather a result of implicit bias, which is More
“You can’t be what you don’t see,” said Marian Wright Edelman, civil rights activist and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. This quote speaks volumes to a question I often get asked as president of Barnard College, an institution devoted to educating and empowering young women: “Are women-only institutions the only More
The #MeToo movement has thrown a spotlight on gender discrimination issues in the workplace. But is office culture really changing? It depends on whom you ask. Only 20 percent of women agreed things have gotten better for women in their companies in the last five years, according to a new More
Girls persevere longer and are more engaged in science tasks when they are asked to “do science,” rather than “be scientists,” finds a new study in the journal Psychological Science. It’s the latest of a slew of experiments identifying small differences in a teacher’s language that may improve motivation in More
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