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Renee Gosline

Department: Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist

Contact: (617) 452-4303, rgosline@mit.edu

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How Educational Accelerators are Aiming to Neutralize Gender Bias for Entrepreneurs – Trish Cotter

Gender bias is sneaky. It’s often subtle, yet pervasive – and the effects are far reaching. We’ve heard a lot this summer about outright sexual harassment and discrimination against women in the tech industry. This is certainly disgraceful and I applaud the actions taken to remove the offenders from their positions. Yet, beyond these blatant examples, there is an implicit gender bias that has a cumulative effect in everyday decisions that stacks the deck against women and minorities. This blog post will look at how we can help budding entrepreneurs to think differently – and how Educational Accelerator programs, like MIT’s delta v, are making changes to identify and root out these implicit biases. Gender Bias in the Tech Industry First, let’s look at some examples of gender bias in established tech industry companies. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, wrote an exclusive feature for Vanity Fair on “How to Break … Read More » The post How Educational Accelerators are Aiming to Neutralize Gender Bias for Entrepreneurs – Trish Cotter appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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