Category Archives: Diversity

Andie Kramer: Navigating Bias in the Workplace

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It is naïve to think that gender bias is no longer an issue in the workplace. In fact, we ALL have stereotypes that we carry with us to work, and women often face the frustration of being at a disadvantage based on assumptions that have nothing to do with our actual ability to do a given job. So, how do we overcome these biases to achieve at a high level?

Andie Kramer is an accomplished attorney,

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Jessica Higgins: The Separation of Women In Business

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To rise through the ranks of corporate leadership, women learn to fight. But that competitive attitude often means that we feel threatened by other women in the workplace and hold each other back rather than lifting each other up. How can we let go of a ‘me versus you’ mentality and shift to a collectivist view that benefits us all? How can we be mindful about banding together as women in business?

Jessica Higgins is an organizational workplace expert,

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Sally Helgesen: Breaking the Habits That Hold Women Back

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What keeps talented, hardworking women from attaining positions of leadership? Yes, there are cultural and structural issues at play, but how can we put ourselves in a position to influence and shape those structures? How do women identify—and break—the habits that hold us back?

Sally Helgesen has 30-plus years of experience in the field of women’s leadership. As an author, speaker and consultant, she helps women recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths.

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Dr. Helen Turnbull: Getting Past the ‘Illusion of Inclusion’

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A lot of us are well-intentioned and don’t believe that we are biased toward others in any way. But it is naïve—delusional, even—to think that we don’t harbor unconscious bias. In fact, the issue of inclusion is an incredibly complex one, and until we recognize those complications and actively pursue change, the ‘illusion of inclusion’ will persist.

Dr. Helen Turbull’s interest in diversity and inclusion was ignited after her move from Scotland to the US,

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Lisa Marie Platske: Design Your Destiny

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Women in male-dominated industries like tech, finance and law enforcement may feel like it’s unacceptable to reveal any vulnerability at work. This leads to compartmentalization, having a ‘work self’ that’s different from the real person on the inside. But this simply isn’t working. Not only does this approach make us seem unapproachable, it leads to burnout and perpetuates the myth that we have to behave a certain way in order to lead.

Lisa Marie Platske had a ten-year career as a Federal law enforcement officer,

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