Some orchestras now conduct blind auditions — the musician plays from behind a screen, so that those making the appointment do not know if they are listening to a man or a woman. That has led to a dramatic increase in the number of women in orchestras. More businesses should look at the possibilities of similarly blinding themselves, when hiring, to the gender of applicants. ("Why Google was wrong: Did James Damore really deserve to be fired for what he wrote?", Peter Singer, 10 Aug 2017)Here are some findings when someone built voice modulation to mask gender in technical interviews.
in these findings, it’s not about systemic bias against women or women being bad at computers or whatever. Rather, it’s about women being bad at dusting themselves off after failing, which, despite everything, is probably a lot easier to fix. ("We built voice modulation to mask gender in technical interviews. Here’s what happened", Aline Lerner, 29 Jun 2016)