This course explores psychological, sociological, cultural, linguistic, and organizational approaches to help explain and examine gender bias and dynamics as they relate to equality and leadership in the workforce.  Further complicating this analysis are layered identities, including the intersection of race, sexual preference, and gender identity.  The course explores how stereotypes, hostile and benevolent sexism, deviations from cultural norms and behavioral expectations, and organizational barriers influence perceptions, challenge meritocracy, and restrict women’s access to opportunities for career advancement domestically and globally.  Forward thinking models, practices, support systems, and cultural transformations to fully leverage women’s contributions to the workforce and increase female presence in senior leadership roles are discussed.