May 30, 2022

Understanding Unconscious Bias: Part 1


The Alliance’s pledge is to continue to build and offer resources and training for leaders and emerging professionals in their journey to better understand DEI in their personal and professional lives.  This session is the first in our 2 part series around understanding unconscious bias.

Join Ericka DeBruce, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Unum along with Jennifer Ryon, AWWC Board Vice President, as they have an open conversation around unconscious bias.  This session’s agenda will include:

  • Background Drives Everything
    • Upbringing drives group formation
    • Us versus them
  • It’s Not Me, It’s My Brain
    • System I and System 2 Thinking
    • Fight, Flight or Freeze
  • Unconscious Bias
    • Warmth and Competence
    • In-Group and Out-Group