Too often, women of color don’t feel included in women’s initiatives. That’s because most of the research on “women” focuses on white women. How does the experience of gender bias differ for white women, black women, Asian-Americans and Latinas? This webinar will report on a new study that finds that 100% of the women of color interviewed had encountered one or more of the four basic patterns of gender bias—but often their experience of bias differed from that of white women. Asian-American women report more pressure to behave in traditionally feminine ways than other women—and more pushback if they don’t. Latinas report that they are seen as “angry” or “too emotional”—when they weren’t angry; they just weren’t deferential. Black women are more likely than other women to report having to prove themselves over and over—and to attribute those problems to race, not gender. The webinar will help women’s initiatives present a more welcoming face to all women.

Program Information
Date Presented:
May 12, 2015 12:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Double Jeopardy? How the Experience of Gender Bias Differs for Different Groups of Women
Speaker Information
Joan Williams   [ view bio ]
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Total CEUs: 0.10
PDH: 1.00
SWE Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$49.00