Maurie McInnis

Unconscious Bias: Strategies for Bridging the Gap

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


Expert Exchange | Diversity, Equity and Race: Broadening Perspectives in the Workplace

As the conversation around race and diversity in our society today continues to evolve, so does the need to understand how this impacts our roles in the workplace. The focus of this panel is to discuss the challenges, address difficult issues, and how to make room for constructive dialogue when bridging cultural and ethnic perspectives. Listen in to this panel of experts for an honest discussion about diversity in the workplace, and how we can improve and learn from the equity-related issues we encounter daily. Read More