We need to address it and this can lead to some uncomfortable conversations – so we need to get comfortable with the uncomfortable and prepare ourselves to sit in the discomfort, throw away our expectation for a ‘perfect conversation’ and aim to have MORE positive and more regular conversations. Calling things out or calling them in – however you want to phrase it, the more conversations had (in a positive frame) the more we will address things.
Dr Karen Morely’s white paper provides an excellent framework for approaching these conversations more positively and will help you and your organisation #BreakTheBias.
We highly recommend Karen’s Book “Beat Gender Bias” – you can order this here. For IWD you could provide all your change agents with a copy of this book as a starting point (people on diversity committees, in senior leadership and operational leadership teams) – or use it as a great prize for people who are really stepping in and taking action or change.
You can also click here to listen to NAWO CEO Louise Weine speak to Dr Karen Morley about her book Beat Gender Bias: How to play a better part in a more inclusive world.