Webinar on: What is Unconscious Bias and why do you need to think about it?

February 21, 2019 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm IST

Unconscious bias can affect workplaces and organizations. It can introduce unintentional discrimination and result in poor decision-making.  Unconscious Bias can be a huge setback in creating a truly diverse and inclusive workplace. It has been shown that such biases can have an impact on recruitment, mentoring and promotions. This can hamper equal opportunities for women in terms of selection and progression to a high-level management and leadership role. In this informative talk, Dr Pragya Agarwal draws on her research in psychology and bias, and expertise as a diversity and inclusivity consultant to help you be more aware of the implicit biases that can affect the growth of an organisation. 

In this talk Dr Pragya Agarwal will be talking about:

  1. What is Unconscious Bias?
  2. What kind of biases can affect decision-making in an organisation?
  3. What can organisations do about such unconscious biases?
  4. How can you create a truly diverse and inclusive workplace?

 

The Speaker

Dr. Pragya Agarwal

A social and creative entrepreneur, writer, TEDx speaker and organizer, and an inclusivity and diversity consultant, Pragya has extensive experience of working with schools and organisations, running workshops on sexism, mental health and unconscious bias. Pragya was named as one of top 100 influential women in social enterprise in the UK for 2018-19 and recently named as one of 50 people making an impact in the UK-India corridor on the ‘High And Mighty’ List. She campaigns for STEAM with her background in Architecture and with an interdisciplinary PhD in geospatial analysis and cognition from The University of Nottingham (UK). Pragya is a much sought-after business coach after more than 10 years as a Senior Academic in UK and US Universities, as a mentor with Cherie Blair Foundation and WeWork Labs. Pragya writes for various publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Times Higher Education and has been an invited guest on several international podcasts, BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, BBC Merseyside, BBC Radio 4, Australian Broadcasting Service and other radio channels worldwide. She is currently writing a book on Unconscious Bias for Bloomsbury Publishing. 

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