Promoting gender equity in higher ed through demonstrating the positive effects of competition

February 28, 2020

Removing biases in the [higher education] system may not be enough to achieve a truly equal gender balance, writes Sun Young Lee. Despite many institutions' best efforts to reduce gender bias through altering hiring and promotional policies, Lee's research suggests that such efforts may not be enough if qualified female academics opt-out of important career opportunities due to a lack of faith that such competitive processes can bring positive outcomes. To address this problem, Lee suggests that institutions might provide employees with training that speak to the positive impacts that healthy competition and career progression can bring about for organisations and society.   Times Higher Education  (International)