Unconscious Bias - What Is It & What Can We Do About It?

  • Skills Matter at CodeNode 10 South Place London, England, EC2M 2RB United Kingdom

Interested in learning how to spot unconscious bias and why is occurs? Want to know what you can do to help tackle it? Come along to this month's London TechLadies meetup!

We have all heard the phrase unconscious bias, and in theory we all know what it means, it is discrimination of sorts, and often unintentional. But is there more to it than that? By understanding how unconscious bias occurs, how insidious it can be, and how to spot it, we can start to take steps to tackle it.

Women in tech face blatant bias, which is difficult enough to tackle but with unconscious bias it can be less overt and seem more intangible.

During our session we will explore some of the main types of unconscious bias (over 150 different types have already been identified), identify some of the more tricky ones in the Tech industry and come up with some tactics to tackle it on a personal basis.

In addition, we will look at the way organisations can mitigate unconscious bias and create inclusive places to work, which will enable you to sense check how well your organisation is working towards removing bias.

Stephanie Morgan

I am a working mother, based in South Wales, leading a remote team that is located across three sites and a much wider Associate Team spread across the UK. My mission is to help individuals, teams and organisations grow by learning and developing themselves and challenging them to do better and be better.