Workshop Activity for Gender Equity Simulation
WAGES is an experiential learning activity designed to educate individuals about the sources and cumulative effects of unconscious gender bias that good intentions alone cannot prevent.
WAGES delivers well-documented, empirically-based information in a brief and interactive format. Elements of the activity allow for direct comparison of gender-specific realities in the academic work environment. The activity is self-contained, takes approximately 90 minutes (including post-activity discussion and debriefing), and does not require special skills of the facilitator.
The activity has the specific focus demonstrating the bias that women of color and white women face in the academic workplace, however the thematic content of WAGES is applicable to men of underrepresented groups as well.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under the ADVANCE Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID) award #0820212 to Stephanie A. Shields, Ph.D. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © S. A. Shields, 2015