Gender Bias Calculator: Letters of Recommendation

September 29, 2016

Have you wondered if the letter you are READING- or the letters you are WRITING - are inadvertently perpetuating implicit biases that could reduce the likelihood of the candidate getting a fair chance at the new opportunity?  This one pager summarizes some facts and ideas about letters of recommendation. You can also put your own letters through this online gender bias calculator. The calculator was inspired by presentations on research organized by AWIS; several articles and blog posts share personal reactions to learning of this phenomenon as well as the tool. 

Online Gender Bias Calculator:

Another version of a calculator:

Gender Bias in Letters One Pager: