Episode #91 – Gender Assumptions & Role Incredulity : Dr. Amy Diehl and Dr. Leanne Dzubinski

Today’s guest is Dr. Amy Diehl and Dr. Leanne Dzubinski. Teresa. Amy and Leanne discuss gender assumptions and role incredulity.

Amy and Leanne recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review, “When People Assume You’re Not In Charge Because You’re a Woman.” They discussed role incredulity, a new term which means a form of gender bias where women are mistakenly assumed to be in a support or stereotypically female role — secretary, administrative assistant, court reporter, nurse, wife, girlfriend — rather than a leadership or stereotypically male role, such as CEO, professor, lawyer, doctor, or engineer. In these instances, women must expend extra energy and time to assert and sometimes prove their role. 

Teresa, Amy, and Leanne discuss examples of this in the workplace and what employers and employees can do to eliminate this type of gender bias.

To connect with Amy: https://amy-diehl.com or Twitter: @amydiehl

To connect with Leanne: https://www.biola.edu/directory/people/leanne-dzubinski 

To read the article click here

Episode Timeline

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 01:28What is Role Incredulity? 11:25Break and Public Service Announcement 11:51What Employers and Employees Can Do 24:19Teresa’s Closing Remarks

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Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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