by Suzanne F. Stevens, Conscious-Contribution™ Cultivator, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), originally posted on

What is your name? Do you ever think you have been discriminated against because of it?

In this week’s episode consider:

  1. Have I felt I have been discriminated against because of my name?
  2. Have I ever assumed someone with a particular name has certain characteristics?
  3. What can I do to ensure I’m not demonstrating name bias?


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Depending on which country you are applying for a job. Your name could influence a job opportunity, or be a barrier to entry. Ensure you don’t do this. #MyContributionCounts #YouMeWeMovement
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No room for bias – Chinese, Indian or Pakistani-sounding names were 28% less likely to get invited to an interview than the fictitious candidates with English-sounding names, even when their qualifications were the same.…
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Ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their non-diverse counterparts. #MyContributionCounts #YouMeWeMovement
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Do you think you have ever been favoured or discriminated against because of your name? Please share, where, when and how, so we all can become more aware of our biases. #MyContributionCounts #YouMeWeMovement
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Until next time, make your contributions count.
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Suzanne F. Stevens, Conscious-Contribution CultivatorSuzanne F. Stevens, Conscious-Contributor™ Cultivator
Certified Speaking Professional, (CSP)
Social entrepreneur |Professional Speaker | Host | Author | Philanthropist

YouMeWe ignites leaders & entrepreneurs to cultivate a culture of conscious-contributions™ to the community. The Impact: Improving social gaps while attracting, engaging, and retaining colleagues, collaborators, and clients or customers.


2017 National President: Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)
Awards: TIAW World of Difference Recipient for women economic empowering
Accreditation: Suzanne is one of 65 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) in Canada and is in the exclusive 15% of speakers who have this designation internationally.

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Conscious-Contributions™ Cultivator: Author, Professional Speaker, Moderator, and Social Entrepreneur. Founder of YouMeWe Social Impact Group — igniting a culture where your contribution counts for you • your company • your community. |

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