At the OECD Forum, 6-7 June 2017, Chiara Corazza, Managing Director of the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society participated in a panel "Pink Collar, Blue Collar" moderated by Annette Young, Host, 51 Percent, France 24 with Bjorn Jeffery, CEO and Co-Founder, Toca Boca, Rasmus Kjeldahl, Director, Borns Vilkar and Akiko Yamanaka, Professor, Special Advisor to the President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). The scene for the session was set by HRH The Crown Princess, Denmark.
Unconscious gender biases are represented everywhere from government ministries to children’s toys.
Shaped by culture, family and personal experience, they influence how we view and evaluate others yet we rarely recognise that they inform our view of the world.
While measures have been taken to prioritise gender equality in policy, gender gaps persist and all countries must step up their efforts to ensure public policy truly reflects – and results in –societies in which boys, girls, men and women can all reach their true potential.
- How can education systems contribute to change mind-sets and stereotypes?
- How does the issue of unconscious gender bias play out cross-culturally?