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Are You Guilty of Gender Stereotypes?

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According to a Catalyst research report, women experience slower career growth and slower rates of pay increase than men, even as corporate officers in Fortune 500 companies—even in 2013. But you can ensure you aren’t creating gender bias as a manager by proactively making your environment fair and by becoming aware of the various situations that lead to inequality. Here are five ways to ensure gender stereotypes don’t infiltrate your management decisions:

1. Balance your teams.

According to workplace experts at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, “tokenism” occurs when one member of a team clearly belongs to the minority. So be mindful of the balance you achieve in hiring, giving promotions and assigning teams, and how those choices affect group dynamics. Likewise, be aware that even recreational activities have the potential to be exclusionary. If your team skews toward one gender, try partnering with anothe...(register to read more)

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