Strategies for Addressing Biases and Barriers in Career Advancement
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(Invitation-Only Meeting) The concept of implicit bias, which was developed over 50 years ago and is supported by decades of evidence, posits that regardless of the conscious ideas we espouse, we subconsciously hold notions about people that reflect the culture in which we were raised.

9/19/2017 to 9/20/2017
When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Where: West Michigan Chapter
United States
Contact: Cindy Simpson
202-588-8175

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The concept of implicit bias, which was developed over 50 years ago and is supported by decades of evidence, posits that regardless of the conscious ideas we espouse, we subconsciously hold notions about people that reflect the culture in which we were raised. As social beings, all of us unconsciously categorize people into groups based upon stereotypes, as shortcuts to effective social interaction. Research shows that when exposed to the concept of implicit bias, both men and women become “inoculated” and the effects of implicit bias are mitigated by their awareness of the issue. Discussions will focus on the biases and barriers which exist in science and the other disciplines, the strategies that are needed to address and overcome these issues, and the tools and techniques that can be utilized for career advancement. 
This interactive workshop will help you to: 
• understand and identify the impact of biases which can prevent individuals from achieving career success in the workplace and within societal constructs
• recognize and understand the role that individuals play in impeding their career success 
• identify and implement strategies and tactics that can be incorporated on a systemic level to effect positive changes for future career success

 

Facilitators from the Association for Women in Science:

Donna J. Dean, PhD, AWIS Past President and Executive Consultant

Cynthia L. Simpson, M.Ed, CAE, AWIS Chief Business Development Officer

1667 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006

awis@awis.org (202) 588-8175

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