In July 2012 the Gender Equality Project, part of the Centre for Ethical Leadership (CEL) (then part of Melbourne Business School) published Evaluation Bias and Backlash: Dimensions, Predictors and Implications for Organisations. This is a meta-analysis of 117 studies that provides rigorous experimental comparisons of men and women who are matched on all dimensions except gender or the particular personal factor being studied. The research found that women who aspire to leadership and other male dominated occupations carry a heavy and hidden handicap due to unconscious bias.
Please note: this study was one of the four core programs undertaken as part of the Gender Equality Project and was published in July 2012. It was completed while the CEL was located at Melbourne Business School, and as such some of the periphery information regarding the CEL (such as contact details) may have since changed.