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Can VR curb gender bias in the workplace?

Can VR curb gender bias in the workplace?

As the #MeToo movement continues to gain traction in the national spotlight, employers are looking for ways to reduce sexual harassment and gender bias in the workplace. Bay Area filmmaker Nathalie Mathe may have a partial solution to this big problem: Virtual reality.

Mathe and her small team have built UTURN, a 360-degree video that lets you experience both sides of the tech industry’s gender divide. UTURN isn’t being used in the workplace just yet — but the idea behind it is that companies will incorporate the technology into mandatory sexual harassment training. And there’s definitely a market for this: California requires employers with 50 or more workers to hold two hours of anti-sexual harassment training for supervisors every two years.

Reporter Laura Newberry checked out UTURN in April. Listen to the story to find out more.


REPORTER: Laura Newberry

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