Unconscious Bias: Strategies for Bridging the Gap (POE)

LEADERSHIP: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling
Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The stats are staggering and while we have taken steps in the right direction, progress remains slow. Impacting real change will require a top down and bottom up approach. The most effective leaders navigate highly diverse teams, being aware of any unconscious bias – all with an eye toward innovation and profitability. Using real-world examples from workplaces who are making strides, this interactive discussion will explore what leaders at all levels can do to contribute to the overall movement including:

  • How to deal with unconscious bias in yourself and team members;
  • How to measure, motivate and reward the best teams;
  • What types of metrics optimize innovation; and
  • What actionable steps you can take to immediately impact positive change for your team and organization.

Thought Leader:

Robin Hauser Reynolds, documentary filmmaker, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap


Maurie McInnis, EVP and provost, The University of Texas at Austin
Jay Newton-Small, TIME magazine’s Washington correspondent and author, Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works
China Widener, principal, strategy and operations, Deloitte Consulting


Tonya Long, senior director, programs and operations, Akamai Technologies