How Does Combating Overt Sexism Affect Women's Retention?

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Sexism has measurably harmful effects, but sexist behavior can be minimized. Instructors and supervisors can practice zero tolerance and facilitate positive peer interactions, and they can provide highly visible leadership, policies, and procedures that go beyond legalities to explicitly denounce sexism.

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  • Assessments for Identifying Overt Sexism (Case Study 1) | Relevant Audiences: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Career

    Sexism has measurably harmful effects, but sexist behavior can be minimized. Instructors and supervisors can practice zero tolerance and facilitate positive peer interactions, and they can provide highly visible leadership, policies, and procedures that go beyond legalities to explicitly denounce sexism. This case study identifies available surveys and issues that should be considered when assessing the prevalence of sexist behavior in an organization.
Release Date: May 6, 2009
Short URL:www.ncwit.org/overtsexism