Youth may make career choices based on the gender norms of the adults around them without critical awareness of their internalized gender bias. The Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education (innoVATE) gender and education training modules challenge youth to critically analyze whether they are basing judgement of tasks, skills and responsibilities on sex or gender norms. The goal of the training is to enable youth to consider career paths primarily by interest and skill rather than being limited by an internalized or societal gender bias.
Patty Neiner, Education Program Associate, Innovate (USA)
Ruth Mendum, Associate Director for Gender Initiatives in the International Programs Office of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University (USA)