In the workplace, just like society, there is an unconscious bias that favors men. It is not typically the direct fault of leaders today rather it was inherited from those who established corporate America in the past. This is known as ‘second generation bias’—something passed down to us. Because of this phenomenon, hiring quotas alone will never resolve gender inequality in the workplace. Putting a woman in an executive position under these conditions is often just setting her up for failure. The problem is much deeper than simply increasing female representation in senior roles. What needs to change is centuries of brain conditioning—for both men and women.