Here's a question...when was the last time you considered your unconcious biases?
Have you ever? It's okay if not..most of us haven't.
But here's something interesting to note..whether we take the time to examine them or not...they do affect us. Every single day.
Maybe in small ways, getting passed over for a promotion, being spoken down to by your peers, or...in the case of my guest today...getting your work overlooked.
Or maybe you've been the perpetrator. Choosing the cross the street at night when you see a person of color coming towards you. Or subconsciously discounting what a female colleague has to say.
No matter how it affects you...it does affect you. And it can cause huge problems in your life and in larger society.
That's why for the next 2 episodes, we're going to take about how to end it. And the answer?
Well...you already know the answer...because this is Tiny Leaps, Big Changes.
My guest today is Jessica Nordell.
Jessica Nordell is a science writer, award-winning author, and speaker known for blending rigorous science with compassionate humanity. Her first book, The End of Bias: A Beginning, won the Nautilus Award and was shortlisted for the Columbia Journalism/Lukas Prize for Excellence in Nonfiction, the NYPL Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Royal Society Science Book Prize, and the National Association of Science Writers Book Prize. The End of Bias was also named a Best Book of the Year by the World Economic Forum, Greater Good, AARP, and Inc. and is currently being used by organizations from newsrooms to NBA teams to healthcare organizations to solve some of their biggest cultural challenges.
This is the first of a two part conversation on bias so, if you are interested in this topic, be sure to tune in tomorrow to catch the 2nd part.
The End of Bias: Website
Who We Are To Each Other: https://jessicanordell.substack.com/