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Debunking Gender Myths

The science of gender & performance

By Christine Payne, Jacqui Grey, Elizabeth Haines, Jennifer Ray, and Khalil Smith

Gender parity has numerous business benefits, but we have a very long way to go till the goal of equal treatment and compensation for all genders is met. This paper seeks to address this problem by debunking common myths about the differences in performance between gender. The research negating myths such as, “Men are inherently better leaders” is unpacked and facts are made clear. Suggestions for practitioners include prioritizing the effort to dispel gender myths and implementing systems to mitigate bias.

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