Brains, Bias, and Why the Best Teams are Diverse

Brains, Bias, and Why the Best Teams are Diverse

Brains, Bias, and Why the Best Teams are Diverse

Katie Keller, ClearanceJobs (Published October 5, 2020)

The differences in gender and the research behind male and female brains tell us that women are more likely to recall reading this story.

On average, women use three times as many words as their male counterparts, so it may take more time for female professionals to get to a point in a meeting. Women are also more likely to use vocal variation. How communication centers connect – men think front to back, and women think side to side.

Some of the gender speech attributes between men and women can be explained through biological differences in the human brain.

Jill Bruning is the executive vice president and general manager at Amentum and a former mechanical engineer, serving in the intelligence community for 35 years. She was often the only female in the room and didn’t necessarily talk about the differences between men and women in this field. It was her background as an engineer that lead her to her current research on gender differences in the brain.

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