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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Thursday, October 26 • 09:30 - 10:00
Interrupting Bias - Deena Pierott, Founder, iUrbanTeen

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Creating diversity in the workplace should be an essential goal for all organizations. and groups. However, decades of research show that people instinctively classify others by race and gender, and respond to one another based on stereotypes and social norms. Implicit biases often lead to inequalities in promotion and pay, and creates an environment of "not belonging", especially for women and underrepresented groups. However, there are tools you can use to recognize and interrupt bias. Bias won’t be totally eliminated – but let’s interrupt it and become more equity-minded and also understand that psychological safety is one of the most important factors to consider for interrupting bias and encouraging engaged participation – especially when challenged with difference.

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Deena Pierott

CEO, iUrban Teen
I'm a Social Entrepreneur, Diversity & Equity Consultant, President Obama's White House Champions of Change for Technology Inclusion and the Founder of iUrban Teen which is a STEM+Arts program that has served over 5,000 middle and high school students of color since 2011. Our pro... Read More →



Thursday October 26, 2017 09:30 - 10:00
Karlin I-III