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July 17, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am CDT
$15 – $25


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Unconscious Bias: Recognizing Your Blindspots | Cecilia Stanton Adams | Virtual

July 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am CDT - $15 – $25

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Bias is most often invisible to those who have it. The reality is that we all have a bias — our unconscious is more powerful than you think. The good news is that there are ways to offset and disrupt it on a personal and social level, procedural and systems level, and eventually on a structural level.

Join Cecilia Stanton Adams, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Allianz Life, for a workshop that focuses on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage with others and make decisions in the workplace. The session provides an understanding of how bias is formed in our unconscious and what we can do about it. Through storytelling, humor, and interactive exercises, this workshop aims to empower attendees to:

  • Define unconscious bias;
  • Identify the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace;
  • Identify and use strategies for disrupting or reducing unconscious bias.

Cecilia Stanton Adams

As Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Cecilia Stanton Adams is responsible for developing comprehensive diversity and inclusion initiatives at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®). In her role, she leads strategy development and implementation for diversity and inclusion both internally for employees, and externally for customers, partners, vendors, and the community. She also oversees community relations and corporate giving strategies for the company.

Prior to joining Allianz Life, Stanton Adams was CEO of the Stanton Adams Diversity Institute, where she provided services to improve strategic workforce planning, recruiting and retention, training and development, supplier diversity, and cultural competence. Prior to that, she was the Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity for Buffalo Wild Wings, where she led the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategy.

Stanton Adams holds a BA in Psychology from Bloomfield College in New Jersey and an MA in Sociology/Psychology from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where she also completed a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Psychology. She is a volunteer at the Black Women’s Wealth Alliance, Hispanic MBA, the Sexual Violence Center, Junior Achievement, and African-American Family Services, as well as a board member of TeamWomen.

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