Intrinsic Bias


Yael Schuster is a PhD chemist, a single mom to two hilariously crazy kids, a baker of incredibly adorable fondant-decorated cakes, a player of bluegrass fiddle, and an occasional unicycler. She now lives in Rehovot, where she manages a laboratory at Weizmann Institute of Science, and spends her free time biking through the nearby fields.

Intrinsic biases are subconscious stereotypes that affect the way we make decisions. Stemming from societal cues we have been receiving throughout our lives, we are for the most part completely unaware of these biases. However, they have a profound impact on the way we function. They affect the way employers subconsciously select between potential candidates, the way speakers are selected for conferences, and the way we interact with people at networking events.