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Unconscious Bias Series: Overcoming Bias for Career Success
February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, 35 per cent of Canadian women in 2015 had a university certificate or degree, compared to 30 per cent of men. Yet despite equivalent time at a job, women are significantly less likely than men to be promoted. They are over-represented in part-time work and lower-paid work, and some have yet to achieve pay equity.
Unconscious bias plays a role in creating barriers to the full participation, pay equity, and career advancement of women. For example, women comprise 19.5 per cent of the board members for Canada’s top 500 companies (Source: Annual Report Card, 2015. Canadian Board Diversity Council).
Helping professionals and businesses understand unconscious bias and what they can do to create bias-free workplaces will benefit not only the individual, but businesses and the Canadian economy as well. (Source: Facts About Women and Leadership)
Why you need to attend:
- Define bias and stereotypes and the sources of bias that affect women and other groups of people.
- Learn how our brains process information and how that influences how we interact with others.
- Understand how our own unconscious bias holds us from advancing our careers and taking on opportunities to grow.
- Network and discuss strategies to mitigate bias in ourselves and others.