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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 to 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

4

UNDERSTAND that patterns, not single incidents, are the most visible indicators of gender inequity in the workplace