May 01, 2014

Six Steps to Minimizing Gender and Minority Bias

Sheryl L. Axelrod

Women and minorities face unconscious bias at every rung up the workplace ladder. Few make it to the top.

As Malcolm Gladwell notes in his book Blink, 58% of Fortune 500 CEOs are not just white and male, but white, male, and 6’ or taller. That’s well over half the CEOs of the 500 largest companies in the country, whereas in the country, only about 14.5% of men (less than 1/7th of all men) are that tall.

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