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How to Close the Authority Gap | Mary Ann Sieghart | TED

TED2024-03-12
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The video discusses the authority gap between men and women, highlighting biases and challenges faced by women in gaining authority and recognition. It emphasizes the importance of gender equality for happier, healthier societies and workplaces. The segment also addresses gender biases in male-dominated industries and the need for increased female representation to close the authority gap and benefit society as a whole. The speaker advocates for recognizing and supporting women's talents and creativity to create a more equitable world.

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Gender biases and the 'authority gap' faced by women in society are discussed.
00:48
Research shows that women are often underestimated and undervalued, facing challenges in gaining authority.
Personal stories of individuals transitioning genders are shared to highlight examples of gender bias.
The impact of gender on perceived competence is explored, with men often assumed competent and women facing skepticism.
The speaker emphasizes the importance of addressing biases and creating a more equitable society.
Benefits of Gender Equality:
04:59
Research shows that gender equality leads to increased happiness, health, and satisfaction for both men and women.
Improved Relationships:
Greater gender equality results in better performance in children and overall stronger relationships.
Closing the Authority Gap:
Changes in perception, interaction, and bias are needed from everyone to achieve gender equality.
Workplace Support:
Workplaces can support gender equality by recognizing women's contributions, addressing interruptions, and ensuring fair hiring and promotion practices based on merit.
Challenges faced by women in male-dominated industries.
11:01
Research shows overconfident men are more likely to be hired/promoted despite competence levels.
Media portrayal of men as more authoritative can reinforce biases.
Initiatives like having more female experts on air can help close the authority gap.
Increasing female representation benefits society as a whole.