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Lake County Women's Coalition

Mark your calendar for Thursday evening, August 14, 2014

The Lake County Women's Coalition will celebrate Women's Equality Day earlier this year to encourage attendance from high school teachers and students, along with its member organizations. Event theme is:

Leveling the Playing Field

"Do the unwritten rules hold women back?"

This FREE Seminar will feature video clips depicting women's equality or lack of, followed by a video lecture Lean In lecture series by Shelly Correll, Professor of Sociology at Stanford University.

Break out discussion groups will be facilitated by The Rev. Eileen Shanley-Roberts, Rector, Christ Episcopal Church, Waukegan

Registration 6:30 p.m. at Cultural and Civic Center of Round Lake Beach, 2007 Civic Center Way, RLB, IL 60073. Pre-registration is required.

Go to the EVENT page for more details and to download the flyer.

 

Founded in 1995, the mission of the Lake County Women’s Coalition is to continue the pursuit of equality that brought forth the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, through perseverance, integrity and commitment.

Stereotypes and Gender Bias

(Excerpt From Lean In)

Stereotypes act as cognitive shortcuts when processing information.

It’s natural to look for shortcuts with so much information to process every day.

Gender stereotypes act as one of these shortcuts. Relying on stereotypes as a shortcut is what unconsciously leads to errors in decision making, or bias. Gender stereotypes are what we believe we know about women and men.

Bias leads to errors in decision making.

If bias goes unchecked, you may wind up recognizing, hiring, or listening to people based on stereotypes, not actual talent. Both women and men are prone to bias.

Bias can create a higher bar for women.

Gender stereotypes create bias in these ways:

  • Create a harsher standard for women.
  • Shift the criteria used to evaluate candidates in order to justify decisions.
  • Create a backlash for women who compete for male dominate positions.

 

 

The Lake County Women's Coalition Steering Committee members only meet at 9 a.m. at the Gurnee Community Bank, 675 O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL.

Scheduled meetings for 2014 are:

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December (TBD)