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Women face much higher levels of discrimination in hiring and promotions compared to male medical professionals. Cavan Images/Getty Images

Unconscious biases continue to hold back women in medicine, but research shows how to fight them and get closer to true equity and inclusion

After decades of effort to reduce discrimination in the workplace, a cultural change may be happening that will enable people to move past their unconscious biases.
Research has found people with ethnic-sounding names have felt they need to use more “English-friendly” names to be considered for job interviews. shutterstock

What is a name microaggression and could you be doing it without knowing?

Name microaggression refers to negative assumptions about people with ethnic-sounding birth names. This can lead to bigger acts of discrimination, which causes harm to people with these names.
By acknowledging our biases we can find ways to mitigate their impact on our decision making. (Shutterstock)

Bias is natural: How you manage it defines your ability to be just

The motives and biases behind our actions shape how we see the world and everything in it. Understanding our biases means we can contain their negative influence and advance justice in our society.

Indigenous scholars struggle to be heard in the mainstream. Here’s how journal editors and reviewers can help

Mainstream academic publishing presents many obstacles to Indigenous authors, especially the conventional peer review process — but there are ways to overcome this.
Women tend to get thrown into teaching rather than research, and tend to have their research overlooked. Shutterstock

Why women in economics have little to celebrate

Fewer girls study economics today than 25 years ago, perhaps because they have become aware of the barriers to progress.

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