You Can’t Be What You Can’t See.
“Changing the world starts with changing your perception.”
Representative bias, essentially, is the effect of stereotypes on perception. This infographic shows the impact representative bias has on girls and their careers. Fascinating and frightening, the information raises a challenge to society.
Embarking on this conversation, the Barbara K. Fergus Women In Leadership Lecture Series, presented by The Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs, discusses “progress made and the influence of women leaders in NASA and other STEM careers.”
It’s timely, considering for the first time ever, 50 percent of NASA’s astronaut trainee selection are women. Senator John Glenn, CEO of Triple Creek Ranch Barbara Barrett, and a representative of NASA will speak on the topic at the November 19 event.
To attend this lecture, register here.
Consider representative bias: you can’t be what you can’t see. Therefore, it’s important to raise concern about the images we portray to children. For instance, if we look at this graphic, it appears that only white children can dream or not dream of becoming a computer programmer. You can’t be what you can’t see.