A few years ago, a young physician reported the following experience:
During my internal medicine rotation…a patient called me a “colored girl” three times in front of the attending physician. The doctor did not correct the patient, nor did she address the incident with me privately. Despite all the other positive interactions I had with this teacher, her silence in this circumstance diminished my presence. I wondered if she thought of me as a “colored girl,” too (Okwerekwu, 2016).
Topic(s): bias, Audiology Preceptor, clinical supervision
Gender increasingly is recognized as a determining factor in the ability to achieve success in the workplace. This is observed not only with compensation, but with professional advancement and leadership opportunities. Longstanding evidence exists detailing the considerable differences in pay between men and women. While it might seem as though women have made great advances in overcoming these disparities with rising visibility of “glass ceiling breakers” such as Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, and others, the truth is that little has changed for most women.
Topic(s): Equality, Equity, Leadership, bias