Tackle Implicit Bias With New SfN Toolkit
In an effort to increase awareness about issues facing women in academia, SfN recently released the second toolkit in its Increasing Women in Neuroscience (IWiN) presentation series. This latest resource focuses on raising awareness of the effect of implicit bias on evaluation in academia and understanding how to combat it.
This members-only resource is a 30-minute presentation that incorporates compelling data and real-life success stories to educate students, faculty, and others in academia about implicit bias. The resource also outlines effective recruitment and evaluation strategies that neuroscience departments can use to increase diversity among their faculty.
Topics in the toolkit include:
- Global statistics on faculty salaries by sex
- Diversity and scientific excellence recruitment strategies
- Implicit bias (schemas): What is it and how is it measured?
- Evidence that implicit bias affects evaluation
- Strategies for breaking the cycle
The toolkit also contains a populated notes section with relevant background information to explain each slide. Members can simply download the file, review the notes, and present to an audience with little advanced preparation. For additional resources regarding women in neuroscience, SfN members can also access the Candidate Recruitment and Evaluation toolkit.
The Increasing Women in Neuroscience toolkits were adapted from live workshops and made possible through the grant-funded Department Chair Training to Increase Women in Neuroscience program. Additional resources on increasing women in neuroscience are available on SfN.org.