Algorithmic Bias and STEM Careers


Companies in STEM fields are creating gender-neutral job advertisements to cultivate diverse applicant pools…but it doesn’t seem to be working. Is it enough to create an advertisement and send it off into the world, or should companies be more thoughtful in how and where they place it? Lambrecht and Tucker examine how commonplace advertising techniques may be inadvertently biasing applicant pools for coveted – and overwhelmingly male – STEM jobs.

Please join the Technology Policy Institute as Catherine Tucker, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management Science and Professor of Marketing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology presents her paper “Algorithmic Bias? An Empirical Study into Apparent Gender-Based Discrimination in the Display of STEM Career Ads.” A discussion will follow.

More information on additional speakers will be made available soon, lunch will also be served.

  • Algorithmic Bias and STEM Careers
    November 13, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm