The Fiscal Feminist

No matter who you are or where you work, gender bias impacts every woman in the workplace. Amy Diehl has dedicated her career to understanding those biases, and in this episode, she’s sharing some of the most important findings from her new book, “Glass Walls.” Amy breaks down the six types of bias that hold women back the most, unpacks the common barriers that keep women from leadership positions, and shares some practical tips for dealing with gender bias. Whether you need some extra motivation to keep going in your career or you just want to learn more, this episode is packed with valuable insight! 

Episode Recap:
  • Today we’re talking with gender equity researcher and author Amy Diehl (0:00:58)
  • How did you discover your passion for gender equity? (0:02:51)
  • No woman is immune to gender bias in the workplace (0:10:30)
  • We’re missing out on major progress when we don’t give women opportunities (0:15:40)
  • What are the six types of gender bias in your book? (0:22:02)
  1. Male privilege (0:22:21)
  2. Disproportionate constraints (0:27:25)
  3. Insufficient support (0:31:48)
  4. Devaluation (0:36:02)
  5. Hostility (0:37:55)
  6. Acquiescence (0:43:30)
  • What are some of the critiques that keep women from leadership? (0:47:16)
  • How can we respond to this inequity? (0:53:43)
  • Where to connect with Amy (0:58:27)


“How many women don’t persist? Because they can’t. They make very rational choices to quit, or to stay where they’re at, or whatever. I think about the societal progress that we’re missing because we’re really holding back half of society. Half of the brain power, right?  — Amy

“I’m not saying we have to be confrontational or rude or any of those things, but we have to be persistent and we have to be resilient. Don’t make yourself smaller, because we’ve already been going through that for a billion years. And to your point, Amy, if all women were able to do their job on an even playing field, not only would society be more productive, there’d be a million new inventions and things going on in the world, and our global economic   — Kimberlee

Creators & Guests

Kimberlee Davis
Kimberlee Davis is founder of the Fiscal Feminist and a Partner and Managing Director in The Bahnsen Group, a wealth management practice with offices in Newport Beach, California and New York City. She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
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What is The Fiscal Feminist?

Kimberlee Davis is your host of The Fiscal Feminist, a show about women and our relationship with money and finances. Kimberlee Davis is Managing Director and Partner at The Bahnsen Group, a private wealth management firm. She specializes in personal wealth advising and oversees financial and retirement planning solutions for high net worth individuals and multi-generational families. Her proficiency also includes helping individuals transition to financial independence after life altering events such as death or divorce.