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Unconscious Bias

Greater Empathy and Understanding- A 12 Month Plan

Rachel Verlik | Posted 01.09.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

As we usher in 2017, our world is filled with fear and uncertainty, carried over from a year of intense strife, tensions and divisions. To say 2016 ...

We need to talk about BEHAVIOUR in organisations

Sylvana Storey | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Some would say that the progress organisations have made in relation to facilitating and implementing diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy has been ...

Implicit Bias In The Presidential Debate

John A. Powell | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
John A. Powell

"Implicit" bias refers to associations that are not fully conscious. We could not survive if all our decisions were completely subject to the conscious mind. Because the mind processes so much information, the brain has evolved to look for short cuts.

Transforming A Dinosaur: How the Legal Field Is Embracing the Diversity Challenge

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

When one thinks of the legal industry, diversity isn't a word that usually comes to mind. And perhaps rightfully so, as the legal profession is one of the few remaining industries to yet undergo a diversity revolution.

Confronting Implicit Bias In Sports, On The Streets And In Our Schools

Eric Cooper | Posted 08.22.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

What we believe about a person -- or a group of people -- translates into how we act toward them. That translation of beliefs into actions is pervasive in our society and it is dangerous.

Policing Human Biases

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Krishna Pendyala

It seems that every day, we wake up to another headline about police violence or tense race relations in our country. There is constantly another shoo...

Elephants: A Safari In Bias

Davian Hoffman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

As humans we seek connection with one another, and in the diaspora of daily life, sometimes those connections are forced upon us. We can try to find common ground with each other as a means to make these fleeting connections palatable.

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Anna Kegler

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?

If Unconscious Bias Is the Root Problem, How Do We Uproot It?

Caroline Turner | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Caroline Turner

President Obama has said it out loud, noting that "there are biases -- some conscious and unconscious -- that have to be rooted out." Many commentators, including me, have pointed to unconscious bias (rather than overt racism) as what underlies the ongoing racial tension in our country.

America: Hurting in Black and Blue

Bob Herbst | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Bob Herbst

America is divided and hurting, and police-community relations is one big part of that hurt. But there will be no healing between black and blue, no unity, without justice. The cameras are not going away.

A Woman Presidential Candidate! Wishing Gender Were Not a Factor

Caroline Turner | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Caroline Turner

Having a woman set to represent a major political party in the race for the U.S. presidency is historical. I wish this could be the only way gender is a factor.

We Encourage What We Tolerate

Colleen Sargeant James | Posted 06.13.2016 | Women
Colleen Sargeant James

Not too long ago, I happened to run into that former manager. I could have "hid" or ignored her, and believe me, it was a thought when I remembered how awful she'd made me feel. But instead, I walked up and thanked her.

Enough With the "I Am" Memes Already

Sezin Koehler | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Sezin Koehler

Let's get something straight: Unless you're Parisian, French, or live(d) there, no, you are not Paris. To be Parisian -- to be from anywhere, really -- is to understand the cultural complexities of that identity that cannot be subsumed or learned with a pithy solidarity meme on social media.

Student Protests Reveal a Systemic Disease

Tehreem Rehman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Tehreem Rehman

Meet two medical students, John and Micaela: John is a white man. Micaela is a Latina woman. During orientation, classmates ask John where he is...

Taking on the Risk and Reward of Gender Pay Equity

Michael Coates | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Michael Coates

So long as a gender pay gap is known to persist in the U.S. workforce, every working woman will be plagued by it. If she is a casualty of it, she is h...

Our Unconscious Minds and Gender Bias

Caroline Turner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Caroline Turner

It is hard enough to change conscious habits of thought! It's much harder to change ways we aren't even aware we have been wired, taught or acculturated to think.

Changing Corporate Culture: From "Entrenched Male" to "Gender Neutral"

Caroline Turner | Posted 03.10.2017 | Business
Caroline Turner

A former colleague from my executive days is now very senior at ManpowerGroup. Mara Swan, EVP Global Strategy and Talent, sent me a research report is...

Nine Ways to Combat Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Kira Makagon | Posted 02.24.2017 | Technology
Kira Makagon

For anyone starting a company, a top concern is hiring the best people in order make up the strongest team. I place high value on diversity considerat...

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Breaking Down Beliefs of Racial Hierarchy

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 02.04.2017 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination. African Americans were no longer barred from certai...

The Slow Pace of Gender Equality: What Is the Root Cause?

Caroline Turner | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Caroline Turner

The conversation about gender diversity (also known as "gender balance," "gender equity" and "gender equality") needs to go deeper. As Joseph Keefe (C...

Unconscious Bias -- Making Millions From Theory

Sylvana Storey | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business
Sylvana Storey

In management today the term 'Unconscious Bias' (implicit bias) is now mainstream and, as an intervention, unconscious bias training continues a pace ...

4 Reasons I'm Excited About Hiring in 2016

Laura Mather | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Laura Mather

Over the last few years, I've spent a lot of time studying how companies hire -- what makes the best teams thrive, how individuals get selected for jobs, the gating effects of unconscious bias, and our preference for hiring people who are similar to ourselves.

How Tech Can Take on Inequality

Laura Mather | Posted 12.04.2016 | Technology
Laura Mather

Everyone in America today is connected to the tech industry, and it's time for the sector to innovate new products aimed squarely at tackling inequali...

Pregnant Marissa Mayer Overwhelmed by Outpouring of Heartfelt Insults

Prabha Kannan | Posted 09.11.2016 | Comedy
Prabha Kannan

A spokesperson for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced today that Mayer is overwhelmed by the outpouring of heartfelt insults in response to her announcement that she is pregnant and plans to take a limited maternity leave. S