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Questions, not quotas

In our last video of the unconscious bias series, we continue to focus on appreciating that to establish parity in society, we need to acknowledge that our unconscious biases can be the barrier. The best way to bust a preference is through questioning – not imposing quotas. In this weWednesday I’ll share some questions you […]

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Micro-questions, effective bias buster on the road to equality

I have a confession. This weWednesday, Micro-questions, effective bias buster on the road to equality, and many before, not to mention the YouMeWe mindset, is inspired by interviews with over seventy women pioneers in Africa. What you may not know is by profiling these leaders I have another objective – to expose the world to […]

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Your micro-behaviours can create a micro–amuck: Perceived bias responses in the workplace.

What micro-behaviours do you often demonstrate? For example: Have you ever walked into a meeting and just said hello to a couple people? Have you ever delivered a presentation and only made eye contact with half the room? Have you ever walked up to a colleague and ensured there was lots of distance between you? […]

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Is labelling people creating boxes or circles?

The last weWednesday we spoke about how adjectives can emphasis a descriptor, rather than someone’s essence. The descriptor is similar to labelling people. The difference between the two is a label is how someone always sees you, and not much we do or say can change it. A label, as defined by my Mac dictionary, […]

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Conscious communications can bust our unconscious bias

What do all these sentences have in common? Would you consider these sentence structures conscious communications? I was speaking to a disabled person the other day. A Chinese lady owns that store. It was a black man that played the guitar. The autistic child built that Lego house. What a fabulous woman leader. Did you […]

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How do your positive prejudices influence your collaborations?

Have you ever considered if your positive prejudices influence who you would collaborate with? Honestly consider, who would your ideal collaborators be below? In technology?                     As an Accountant?                       As a social entrepreneur?     […]

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Create conversation in social posts, not conflict

Are you getting consumed with social post conversations that are creating conflict? That is probably not your intention, but sometimes when we come upon a post, it is like kryptonite. We passionately take to the keyboard and pound out our opposing or supporting thoughts that escalate the issue. Immediately after, do you feel better? My […]

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