About WAGES

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.

Goals

The activity is designed meet four core learning objectives, namely for participants to

  1. recognize the negative impact of the accumulation of apparently minor biases and unfair practices on women’s ability to advance in their field,
  2. develop awareness that different gender-relevant factors may be more significant at one stage in work life than in others,
  3. learn that stereotypes and other “cognitive shortcuts” impair our ability to notice bias, and
  4. understand that patterns, not single incidents, are the most visible indicators of gender inequity in the workplace.