PwC, UN team up to create unconscious biases course
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has released a new online corporate learning course designed to train employees to detect unconscious biases with an emphasis on gender inequality, according to a report from Fortune.
- PwC co-designed the course with the United Nations Women's HeForShe Campaign, a global initiative to promote gender equality. Per Fortune, the training takes around 35 minutes to complete and combines videos of important speakers, like HeForShe leader Elizabeth Nyamayaro, with interactive quizzes that test the employee's knowledge of gender inequality.
- The report says the training will be used internally, although PwC has at least considered shipping it to other organizations.
Perhaps the most well-known issue of gender inequity inthe workplace, the gender pay gap is still very real, and it's only slowly being corrected. Even high-performing CHROs, 42% of whom are women, face a significant drop-off in total salary compared to the rest of the C-Suite.
Young women in particular are starting to recognize the effects that unconscious biases, like those addressed by PwC's training module, have on their odds of getting a job or an early promotion. On top of that, many still face pressures such as bullying and harassment from both their male and female co-workers.
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