Gender Bias

Gendered stereotypes result in sexism and can create structural barriers that perpetuate workplace gender inequality. Catalyst research finds, for example, that women leaders perceived as nurturing or emotional are liked but not considered competent. We show how organizations can identify and interrupt gender bias in workplace processes and culture.



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Unconscious Bias

Manager’s Guide to Bias-Free Hiring (Blog Post)

Develop a more diverse and inclusive team by following these 5 steps.

Unconscious Bias

International Women’s Day 2020: Now Is The Moment To #BiasCorrect (Webinar Recording)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual day of awareness-building and celebration, dedicated to accelerating the progress of women’s social,…

Unconscious Bias

11 Harmful Types of Unconscious Bias and How to Interrupt Them (Blog Post)

Gender bias is just one type. Learn about others as well as how to interrupt them.

Artificial Intelligence

How AI Reinforces Gender Stereotypes (Trend Brief)

Artificial Intelligence is only as good as humans design it to be, and humans still have work to do.

Gendered Ageism (Trend Brief)

Older workers face stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace. Consequences of ageism affect women earlier than men and in…

Artificial Intelligence

AI and Gender Bias (Trend Brief)

Humans may be programming their own biases, including around gender and race, into the algorithms behind artificial intelligence.


What Is Gender? A Guide to Understand Gender Identity (Tool)

How companies and employees can prepare for a gender non-binary workplace.

Sexual Harassment

Bystander Intervention – How You Can Stop Sexual Harassment at Work: Knowledge Burst

This 10-minute microlearning will teach you simple steps to safely intervene if you see sexual harassment happening at your workplace.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: The New Frontier for Confronting Gender Bias (Blog Post)

These tech startups are using AI to try to make gender bias in the workplace a thing of the past.

Unconscious Bias

Break the Cycle – Eliminating Gender Bias in Talent Management Systems (Infographic)

Download this infographic to learn how gender bias can seep into your talent management system.

Gender Bias

Break the Cycle – Managers (Tool)

Managers: Learn how to ensure you are giving equal access to “hot jobs” by downloading this Supporter-only tool.

Gender Bias

La double contrainte des femmes en matière de leadership (Infographique)

Condamnées ou vouées à l'échec. Trop douces. Trop dures. Jamais parfaites.

Gender Bias

Un nouveau scenario femmes : Inversez le scénario (Infographique)

Les mots sont le reflet de la culture du milieu de travail et peuvent renforcer les stéréotypes sexistes négatifs.

Gender Bias

Flip the Script: Women in the Workplace (Infographic)

Stop using these common words, which harm women's advancement opportunities, and focus on performance and outcomes instead.

Racial and Gender Bias at Work Harmful for Women of Color and their Health (Media Release)

Catalyst's February 2018 report "Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace," finds that…

Revealing the Real Millennials: Expectations and Impact of Workplace Gender Bias (Webinar Recording)

Learn about the gender-related prejudice many Millennials encounter, as well as what you can do about it.

Recruitment and Retention

Can You Spot The Gender Bias In This Job Description? (Blog Post)

Whether you’re an employer posting a job or a job seeker looking for one, it’s important to be aware of…

Gender Bias


This report analyzes survey findings and interviews to reveal that gender stereotypes can create several predicaments for women leaders.