If you’ve ever felt that you’ve had to prove yourself time and time again at work, or that your words were not heard in a boardroom meeting, you’ve encountered a form of bias. And you’re not alone. Men are 3x more likely to interrupt women than other men. However, bias isn’t limited to gender.
The Midway Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in a facilitated activity designed by LeanIn.Org, LLC as part of International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all choose to challenge. We ask you and your guests to consider bias as a bi-product of processing information that needs to be consciously reworked. We all have a conscious and unconscious bias that influences how we engage with people.
Throughout this session you will be invited to actively consider different types of bias, the circumstances in which it exists, and brainstorm ways to speak up. Since identification of bias isn’t enough, we want to give you a safe space to share how to create workplaces that are both diverse and inclusive.
How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
We are currently offering our events at no cost, but attendees can make a donation if they have the means and find value in our programming. Your contributions during this time are sincerely appreciated.