How are implicit biases holding us back? | Allison Stanger
– It’s important to realize the implicit biases we carry regarding gender.
– In school settings, women are less likely to be encouraged to pursue careers in STEM fields because it’s assumed that men have greater math skills. This simply isn’t true.
– In the interest of a successful society, everyone should be allowed to pursue work based on their interests and skills.
Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College, a New America Cybersecurity Fellow, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also the author of “One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy” and has contributed to Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post.