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Building Inclusion and Countering Bias in Teams by MIT Sloan Management Review

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The Upside of Being a Woman Among ‘Bros’

“Bro” culture is a hot topic these days, most visibly with the mess at the car-sharing company Uber, where a recent investigation into institution-wide sexism forced the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick. For the longest time, I thought “bro” was merely a contraction for the word “brother.” Today, of course, we know that the term is imbued with gendered connotations of what is stereotypically considered male-oriented behavior.

In business, bros typically form tight, exclusive in-group ties. And we might assume these groups exclusively favor other males. But do they always?

As an organizational scholar and someone who studies gender and leadership in workplace settings, ...

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