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Transcript of Unconscious Bias
What is the Impact?
Foreign Service Generalists are 82% white and 60% male. Foreign Service Specialists are 76% white and 73% male (June 2015 Diversity Statistics).
Women make up 5% of CEOs in Fortune 500 companies and 17% of the corporate board members among Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. (Pew Research Center).
In 2014, women held 35% of Chief of Mission positions and 29% of Deputy Chief of Mission positions (data from HR/RMA/WPA presentation, March, 2014). The Senior Foreign Service as a whole remains 70% male (June 2015 Diversity Statistics).
Image courtsey of presentation from: https://managingbias.fb.com/
What is Bias?
Understanding Unconscious Bias
Set objective standards/processes and be consistent
Make ground rules explicit and enforce
Explain your decisions
A mental shortcut
At times, a helpful tool
At times, a shortcut yielding unintended results
Four common types:
Impact of a 1% Bias
Heidi/Howard Roizen Study
Or take the time to figure out which one is poisonous?
It's the right thing to do
The Happiness Factor
There is a difference between not being part of the problem and actively being part of the solution.
By Sage Moon
Federal Women's Program
Lack of confidence
Images courtesy of Elle UK, by Alex Holder and Alyssa Boni from RSA films
Managing bias, Facebook
Youtube video clips:
Unconscious Bias @ Work, Google Ventures, Youtube
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Implicit Association Test: Brief demo by Joanna Chrzanowska