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Article: New research proves gender bias extraordinarily prevalent in STEM careers

A study from Columbia Business School shows that although women are being encouraged to pursue careers in STEM fields, gender bias among hiring managers is making it more difficult for women to get hired.

In an experiment in which participants were hired to perform a mathematical task, both male and female managers were twice as likely to hire a man than a woman—even when the managers had no information beyond a candidate’s appearance and, therefore, gender.

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