Sexism in the workplace can take many different forms and can be difficult to recognize and address. From stereotyping and bias to harassment and inequitable treatment, women may be subjected to a range of discriminatory practices in the workplace.
In this article, we explore a few examples of the ways in which sexism can manifest in the workplace and discuss steps businesses can take to create a more inclusive and equitable environment.
Here are a few examples of the many disguises that sexism can take in the professional world:
Gender-based expectations and stereotypes
These can manifest in a variety of ways, such as expecting women to be more nurturing or supportive, or expecting men to be more ambitious or competitive. These expectations can limit opportunities and career advancement for individuals who do not fit the mold.