Implicit bias is an uphill battle for those laboring under its burden and for organizations trying to eliminate it.
You may have experienced it yourself. It might even be the reason you started your own business. No matter how hard you worked, no matter how great your ideas, your objective skills, or even your past successes – you’re passed over, you lose out to someone else less qualified and in your gut you know there is some type of bias at work. It may not rise to the level of being illegal and even if it did you might not want to take legal action for a variety of reasons. BUT in your heart you know you’ve been unfairly disadvantaged.
What can you do? How can you turn that adversity into and advantage? Into your super power? Harvard professor and award winning researcher, Dr Laura Huang shares her insights and explains how.
What You’ll Discover About Implicit Bias in the Workplace (highlights and transcript):
The difference between implicit bias, unconscious bias, and systemic bias. [3:32]
The multiple forms of privilege in the workplace. [9:52]
The problem with traditional anti-bias training. [8:16]
How the myth of meritocracy muddies the water. [11:19]
How individuals can overcome bias and empower themselves even within imperfect systems. [12:18]
What EDGE stands for and how to make it work for you. [13:24]
How management can empower employees to find their strengths and advance the organization [17:36]
And much more.
Guest: Dr. Laura Huang
Dr. Laura Huang is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and an expert in interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace.
She is also the creator of #FindYourEdge, an initiative dedicated to addressing inequality and disadvantage through personal empowerment.
Her award-winning research has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and she was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.
She has previously held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management, for organizations as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson.
Laura holds an MS and BSE in electrical engineering Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine. She is also the author of Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage.