Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Supply Chain Management

Department

Supply Chain & Information Systems

College

College of Business

Project Advisor

Alissa Stoehr

Project Advisor's Department

Sociology

Description

This paper explores the issue of gender bias in the workforce. First-hand accounts of gender bias of both men and women currently in the workforce across diverse industry backgrounds were given. Specifically, the interviews were conducted with professionals working in the healthcare, higher education, agriculture, and manufacturing fields. A literature review of relevant journals, peer-review journals, books, and online articles pertaining to the impact of gender differences is included. This paper also specifically examines experiences in the workplace, wage and occupation gaps, physiological differences, and actions being taken to overcome issues of gender bias. Both quantitative and qualitative data paint a unique depiction of how gender diversity roles affect both men and women. The results from conducting interviews and examining outside research was that gender can affect perceptions, experiences, and opportunities in the workplace. The results also showed that, in many cases, gender is not the largest differentiator when it comes to diversity in the workforce. Gender effects many variables when it comes to equality, inclusion, and diversity. However, these stereotypes do not have to be the defining factor on whether or not an employee is perceived positively in their place of work.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

The impact of gender and feminism in the workforce

This paper explores the issue of gender bias in the workforce. First-hand accounts of gender bias of both men and women currently in the workforce across diverse industry backgrounds were given. Specifically, the interviews were conducted with professionals working in the healthcare, higher education, agriculture, and manufacturing fields. A literature review of relevant journals, peer-review journals, books, and online articles pertaining to the impact of gender differences is included. This paper also specifically examines experiences in the workplace, wage and occupation gaps, physiological differences, and actions being taken to overcome issues of gender bias. Both quantitative and qualitative data paint a unique depiction of how gender diversity roles affect both men and women. The results from conducting interviews and examining outside research was that gender can affect perceptions, experiences, and opportunities in the workplace. The results also showed that, in many cases, gender is not the largest differentiator when it comes to diversity in the workforce. Gender effects many variables when it comes to equality, inclusion, and diversity. However, these stereotypes do not have to be the defining factor on whether or not an employee is perceived positively in their place of work.