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For International Women’s Day 2022, the theme is #Break the bias. It is certainly a timely topic: gender bias remains a prevalent and pivotal issue in the fight for greater equality. WIPR reports.
Bias occurs when we unconsciously form social stereotypes about certain groups of people and make judgements or decisions about them on the basis of our own deep-seated thought patterns, assumptions or interpretations. According to a 2020 United Nations report, almost 90% of men and women hold some sort of bias against women.
WIPR Diversity asked leading female attorneys to share their insights on how women in IP still experience bias, their own experiences and what can be done.
Monika Rai, partner and patent attorney, EIP
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