Five tips for calling out bias

Friday 04 March 2022
In the build-up to International Women’s Day, some of CMI’s Leading Lights give their advice on breaking the bias
A group of women crossing their arm in a cross shape in front of them

This year’s International Women’s Day invites us to imagine an equitable world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Unfortunately, there is still a way to go. In fact, the UN’s 2020 Gender Social Norms Index found that almost 90% of people hold some sort of bias against women – whether that’s not believing in a woman’s physical integrity or believing that men make better leaders. In the workplace, this can manifest itself as unequal pay, fewer women in management positions and even sexual harassment

In recent months, CMI has spoken to a number of managers and leaders for our brilliant Leading Lights interview series; many raised the importance of raising awareness about bias and offered advice on how to go about calling out bias – even when it might create a difficult situation. 

Here’s what they had to say…

Keep reading for five tips on calling out bias


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