A new, important, and richly detailed guide to understanding gender bias including practical solutions for leaders, workplace allies and individual women.
Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers
Still Holding Women Back at Work
by Amy Diehl and Leanne M. Dzubinski
Gender bias is a powerful but hidden force that is still holding women back, keeping them from achieving their full potential and limiting organizations from achieving the creativity, problem solving, and growth that are possible with a gender diverse workforce.
Glass Walls: Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers Still Holding Women Back at Work (Rowman & Littlefield) — Shines a light on workplace gender bias, uncovering and giving names to the barriers that work like glass walls surrounding women. Through original research, authors Amy Diehl and Leanne Dzubinski reveal the six barriers still holding women back using stories of prominent and everyday women. They explain how you can shatter these barriers to eliminate bias in your workplace, whether you are a leader, an ally or an individual woman.
Glass Walls provides detailed explanations of how gender bias in the workplace functions, how it weakens the overall organization, how to identify it, and
- How male privilege, the bedrock on which gender bias is built, results in a workplace created by men and for men
- How women encounter disproportionate constraints in that workplace, being expected to play supportive roles to men
- The surprising ways in which women experience insufficient support based on gender
- The concept of devaluation, and how it tells women they don’t belong at work
- The troubling ways women face hostility to keep them in their supposed place, merely because of their gender
- How the combined weight of these barriers leads to acquiescence, when women internalize the obstacles and adapt to the limitations
The barriers identified, and the subcomponents of each, are destined to become the framework for understanding gender bias. Glass Walls provides a roadmap to shatter barriers holding women back once and for all.
Available at https://amy-diehl.com/book
About the Authors:
Amy Diehl, PhD, is an award-winning information technology leader and gender equity researcher who has coauthored Glass Walls: Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers Still Holding Women Back at Work. She has also authored numerous scholarly journal articles and book chapters. Her writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Ms. Magazine. She is also a sought-after speaker, consultant, and lawsuit expert witness. She resides in Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at amy-diehl.com.
Leanne M. Dzubinski, PhD, is acting dean and associate professor of intercultural education in the Cook School of Intercultural Studies at Biola University in California. She coauthored Glass Walls: Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers Still Holding Women Back at Work and is the author of Women in the Mission of the Church: Their Opportunities and Obstacles throughout Christian History and Playing by the Rules: How Women Lead in Evangelical Mission Organizations. She has written many scholarly articles related to gender bias and her work has been published in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. Prior to moving to California, she worked in western Europe for many years.