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International Women’s Day: an opportunity to renew the gender conversation

Opinion Ahead of International Women’s Day, on 8 March 2017, Fiona Quigley talks about the importance of tackling unconscious bias. For a blog I wrote last year I researched some of the evidence that was holding women back from top leadership positions. There are many factors, including historic, societal and cultural influences - it is a multifaceted challenge. There are also a few factors that are down to us as individuals, so it makes sense to look at how we can support individuals to change first.Unconscious bias means that we tend to favour people who are more like us. This ...