By the end of this presentation, learners will be able to:
- Consider implicit gender bias and how these biases may disproportionately impact women in engineering and geoscience fields.
- Define allyship and discuss what behaviours (both broadly and specific) constitute allyship.
- Gain insight into positive outcomes of allyship, specifically reactive and proactive behaviours that counter gender-based bias.
- Come away from this presentation with suggestions and tools for discussing implicit gender bias, promoting allyship, and fostering gender-based inclusion within their own organizations.
Graduate Student, University of British Columbia
Lucy De Souza is obtaining her doctorate degree in social psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her research revolves around understanding allyship, mainly investigating the social-psychological factors that may inhibit people from confronting sexism and the benefits of cross-gender dialogue in the workplace. Lucy is also interested in how race/ethnicity may distinctively shape women’s experiences and perceptions of women in male-dominated spaces such as STEM fields. She is team member of Project RISE, a part of the Canada-wide Engendering Success in STEM Consortium.