Rutgers Philosophy and Cognitive Science Alumna and Scholar Sarah-Jane Leslie talks about the negative impact of "brilliance" in the workplace due to gender bias
- Published: Tuesday, 03 November 2020 14:38
Rutgers alumna Sarah-Jane Leslie is the Dean of the Graduate School and a Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. Leslie's research focuses on the gender bias women face in the workplace. She states, "Some fields tend to prize dedication, hard work, and building up your skills. Others tend to focus on whether someone is really smart. Are they brilliant? Do they have 'it'?" In her study, Leslie notes that due to cultural stereotypes, 'brilliance' is often associated with men.
Read more on the impacts of gender bias in the SAS article: "A Scholar Shows How Notions of “Brilliance” Can Work Against Women"