Why biases?

We talk a lot about biases at Step Up. We believe that big things can happen when we start looking inside ourselves and our organizations to recognize, own, and disrupt our biases. But why? Biases are human nature, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept the biases we have. The human brain makes quick judgments and looks for shortcuts[…]

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Can you get the coffee, Sharon?

Women are stereotyped as caring, even natural-born hostesses, and subsequently often face this microaggression in the workplace: regardless of their actual role, women are requested to get the coffee, clean the office, bring the cake. Microaggressions might sound small, so why does it seem like they’re a big deal? In fact, microaggressions, defined by Columbia University psychologists as “brief and[…]

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