SAWIE Mentorship Series: Addressing Unconscious Bias, with Conscious Action

By – Ms. Gauri Jauhar, Executive Director, IHS Markit
Date: 9 August 2021 | Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (IST)/6:30 – 8:00 AM (ET)

Across the globe, unconscious bias is known to affect workplaces and organizations, given its ability to introduce unintentional discrimination that often even results in poor decision-making. Consequently, unconscious bias can be a huge setback in the creation of a truly diverse and inclusive workplace. Research has pointed that such biases can have an impact on recruitment, mentoring and promotions, and that in turn can hamper equal opportunities for women in terms of selection and progression to a high-level management and leadership role.

Our session wrapped up with the following highlights:

  • Doing the right thing (impeccable speech is a life-long journey but can start with conscious awareness and action! The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Being an ally
  • Challenge your assumptions
  • Educate yourself
  • Engage with affinity networks
  • Courage to have tough conversations
  • Call out micro-aggressions
  • Not relying on referrals only
  • Show visible leadership
  • Promoting an open-door policy