The unconscious assumptions we all harbor about people who differ from us get in the way of good intentions; , can bias our assessments of employees, candidates and clients; and ultimately influence decisions to hire, fire and promote. Diversity expert Dr. Tiffany Jana will open the session with a brief presentation that challenges your assumptions, takes you outside of your comfort zone and addresses the systemic and institutional biases to which we are all vulnerable. Sharing their personal experiences and advice, a panel of experts will discuss systemic bias, how it’s perpetuated, and how you, as an individual can disrupt its mechanisms to “unstereotype” and un-bias your office!
Thought Leader: Dr. Tiffany Jana, DM, founder, TMI Consulting
- Roxann Cooke, consumer bank and wealth management regional director, Chase
- Wade Davis, former NFL Player and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality
- Virgie Tovar, author, activist and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image
Emcee: Rushmie Nofsinger, vice president, corporate affairs, AMAG Pharmaceuticals