Obstacles for Women Reaching the Top: Shall We Just Call It Bias?

huffingtonpost.com – Caroline Turner – Author, workshop facilitator, speaker, consultant

What is different in the work experience of Mary before and after she has a sex reassignment surgery and becomes Tom? What happens when the only difference in two resumes is that one version has the name Mary and another version has the name Tom? What happens if a well-written e-mail requesting advice is sent to a professor under the name Tom vs. Maria? Three different studies give some troubling answers to these questions.