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Unconscious Bias in Leadership with Jennifer Tsang, PCC
Episode 147th October 2021 • In The Lead: Leadership for Everyday People • Jennifer Tsang
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Unconscious bias: Unconscious bias is often defined as prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor or against something or someone. I see as simply the way in which we see & experience the world around us. It's our lens. Biases as they are do not have to be a bad thing. They can help us make sense of the world and develop a better understanding of ourselves. As with anything, biases also have a shadow side and often cloud or decision making or how we choose to interact with others. Unconscious biases can have a larger shadow because we may not even be aware of those judgements or prejudices when making decisions as a leader in an organization or in laws that shape our communities. We all have bias, and the sooner we can accept this fact, the easier it becomes to see them and understand how it might be impacting everything that we do. In today's episode, Drea and I explore what unconscious bias means, the impact that it has on others and how we can start to develop more awareness around them to make decisions that have a positive impact.

Jennifer Tsang is an ICF Leadership Coach who partners with executives, leaders & everyday people to build more consciousness into how they lead their teams and most importantly, themselves. She believes that leadership is an inside out approach. As someone who has worked on her own personal development and self-leadership for over 15 years, she started her coaching practice in 2020 to help others discover how to lead themselves and grow professionally and personally. Today, Jennifer offers a wide variety of programs and services – from individual coaching, to group and team coaching and facilitated group conversations.

For over 25 years, Andrea (Drea) Villeneuve has consulted and advised businesses in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom on start-up, culture, and growth planning. She’s been a partner in an IT and digital branding company for 22 years, with multiple nominations and awards for women in business/technology. She has over 30 years of Board Leadership in the not-for-profit sector. 

Seeing a gap in current needs, Drea was one of the principal developers of a transition program for autistic youth to train into IT sector employment. Her passion for inclusion stems from personal experience and has included advocacy in education, employment, and community.

Check out her recent Ted Talk, 'What If?' -

Show Hightlights:

  1. Discover ways to develop consciousness around your unconscious biases.
  2. Define your why to help you uncover your unconscious biases.
  3. How do we shift our mindsets and assumptions around biases?
  4. Identify ways to challenges yourself to step outside your comfort zone to notice your assumptions and biases.
  5. There is massive organization impact when we are unconscious about our biases.


  • Unconscious bias in the workplace:

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