Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion
Day 2Session Code: S4-D
When: April 17, 2019
Location/Room: 101 HIJ
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Ashley Diaz Mejias, TMI Consulting, Inc.
Ashley Diaz Mejias will work to help participants identify and address the systemic and institutional bias that results from pernicious and often unconscious biases to which we are all vulnerable.
This session covers what systemic bias is, how it is perpetuated and how you, as an individual, can disrupt its mechanisms. The session is based on her book, which she co-authored with Dr. Tiffany Jana, “Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion,” and will focus most heavily on gender, racial, and retribution (cultural bias towards punishment as institutionalized in criminal justice) biases.
- Evaluate systemic bias in your company’s systems and policies
- Discern ways that we may inadvertently perpetuate bias both individually and as a society
- Create your own framework to break down systemic bias