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ABSTRACT. This study details how gender bias plays out in everyday workplace interactions in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It is based on in-depth interviews with 60 women scientists of color (chiefly professors), and a survey of 557 women scientists (of all races). Different types of gender bias were reported at different rates. Prescriptive gender bias was most common (76.3% of women interviewed reported it), followed by descriptive gender bias (66.7%) and gender bias triggered by motherhood (64.0%); just over half of the women interviewed (55.3%) reported situations in which gender bias against women fueled conflicts among women. The survey found dramatic differences by race, notably that Black women scientists were more likely than other women to report that they had to prove themselves more than their colleagues, that Asian-American women scientists reported more pressure to behave in feminine ways (and more push-back if they didn’t), and Latina scientists were more likely to be called “angry” or “too emotional” if they behaved assertively. The study concludes by introducing a new approach to organizational change to interrupt gender bias, called Metrics-Based Bias Interrupters. pp. 11–75

Keywords: gender bias; STEM; racial/ethnic minorities; women; science; technology

How to cite: Williams, Joan C., Katherine W. Phillips, and Erika V. Hall (2016), “Tools for Change: Boosting the Retention of Women in the STEM Pipeline,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 6(1): 11–75.

Received 10 August 2015 • Received in revised form 27 January 2016
Accepted 28 January 2016 • Available online 25 February 2016

doi:10.22381/JRGS6120161

JOAN C. WILLIAMS
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Hastings College of the Law,
University of California
KATHERINE W. PHILLIPS
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Columbia Business School,
Columbia University
ERIKA V. HALL
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Goizueta Business School,
Emory University

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