Melbourne man named Courtney helps coach women in his workplace to 'overcome ...

() 'I experience the c**p women have to go through': How a man named Courtney helps coach female workers how to 'overcome gender bias' Courtney Dorwood says people treat him different when they realise he is a man Men often assume he is an 'order taker' over email due to his feminine name He now hopes to help change gender bias in the workplace from his experience

By Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 10:31 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 10:31 BST, 1 September 2019

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Courtney Dorward (pictured) says behaviour changes toward him when people realise he is a man

Courtney Dorward (pictured) says behaviour changes toward him when people realise he is a man

A man who claims he experiences gender bias in the workforce due to his conventionally feminine name hopes to educate women on how best to handle sexism in the office.

Courtney Dorwood, from Kensington, west of Melbourne, says he receives condescending emails from men who see him as an 'order taker', but they often change their behaviour toward him when they realise he is a man.

The father-of-one told Daily Mail Australia his employer, NAB, is actively working alongside him to make the workplace a more equal place for men and women.

'We're actively working together to change gender bias,' he said. 

He previously told Yahoo News he often feels patronised when communicating with new people over email before they meet him in person.

He believes this is because some people find it easier talking down to women than they do to men, and his name - being a

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