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2021 Career Experts Virtual Series: Unconscious Bias and Conscious Inclusion: How To Rewire Our Brains!

Unconscious Bias and Conscious Inclusion: How To Rewire Our Brains!

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 habits of highly effective people”.

Leveraging the diversity of your people is vital to future growth and success. The surest way to harness diversity is to foster an inclusive culture. Yet we know that each one of us sees the world through his or her own filters we call Unconscious Bias. What is it? And how do we overcome it? And most importantly, how do we mitigate it?

In this session we nod to Unconscious Bias, understanding that we all have it and will continue to have. We then look at ways in which we can mitigate our ingrained biases and create behaviours that we call Conscious Inclusion.

Together, we take a look at what it means to be inclusive, what inclusive behaviours are and how we can improve them.

We may all be unconsciously biased, but we can also control how inclusively we behave – starting with this session.

Rina Goldenberg Lynch

Rina has 20 years of experience as a lawyer. Having started her legal career in Washington DC, she then worked as a banking lawyer with Clifford Chance LLP in London and as a Director in the legal department of ING Bank London.

During her career, Rina observed that most organisations had a dominant culture which required – directly or indirectly – every person to adapt.

As a result, leaders often failed to realise the full potential of their colleagues, overlooking their colleagues’ individual differences as strengths, leaving untapped much talent, dedication and commitment.

Having experienced this first-hand and learning how to break the corporate mould, Rina developed a passion for empowering her experience and knowledge onto other women, helping them attain sustainable career satisfaction by contributing fully and authentically.

Rina mentored many women to break through their own limiting beliefs and to become agents of change for other women and colleagues. Separately, Rina also began to help her own employer to realise women’s untapped contribution by modelling how to value difference and turn it into a useful resource for the business.

This was the catalyst behind Voice At The Table.

As Rina began to work with other organisations, she realised that she wanted to empower everyone to stop hiding parts of themselves and be able to contribute fully and authentically. Her focus expanded and Voice At The Table reflects this.

Rina talks passionately on the subject of women and inclusive cultures and contributes to the advancement of women by speaking to audiences across the private and public sectors, as well as schools and non-profit organisations. She is frequently asked to judge awards events honouring women’s professional achievements and has enjoyed numerous nominations in her field when Voice At Table was recognised as a leader in this space.

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Unconscious Bias and Conscious Inclusion: How To Rewire Our Brains!

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 habits of highly effective people”.

Leveraging the diversity of your people is vital to future growth and success. The surest way to harness diversity is to foster an inclusive culture. Yet we know that each one of us sees the world through his or her own filters we call Unconscious Bias. What is it? And how do we overcome it? And most importantly, how do we mitigate it?

In this session we nod to Unconscious Bias, understanding that we all have it and will continue to have. We then look at ways in which we can mitigate our ingrained biases and create behaviours that we call Conscious Inclusion.

Together, we take a look at what it means to be inclusive, what inclusive behaviours are and how we can improve them.

We may all be unconsciously biased, but we can also control how inclusively we behave – starting with this session.

Rina Goldenberg Lynch

Rina has 20 years of experience as a lawyer. Having started her legal career in Washington DC, she then worked as a banking lawyer with Clifford Chance LLP in London and as a Director in the legal department of ING Bank London.

During her career, Rina observed that most organisations had a dominant culture which required – directly or indirectly – every person to adapt.

As a result, leaders often failed to realise the full potential of their colleagues, overlooking their colleagues’ individual differences as strengths, leaving untapped much talent, dedication and commitment.

Having experienced this first-hand and learning how to break the corporate mould, Rina developed a passion for empowering her experience and knowledge onto other women, helping them attain sustainable career satisfaction by contributing fully and authentically.

Rina mentored many women to break through their own limiting beliefs and to become agents of change for other women and colleagues. Separately, Rina also began to help her own employer to realise women’s untapped contribution by modelling how to value difference and turn it into a useful resource for the business.

This was the catalyst behind Voice At The Table.

As Rina began to work with other organisations, she realised that she wanted to empower everyone to stop hiding parts of themselves and be able to contribute fully and authentically. Her focus expanded and Voice At The Table reflects this.

Rina talks passionately on the subject of women and inclusive cultures and contributes to the advancement of women by speaking to audiences across the private and public sectors, as well as schools and non-profit organisations. She is frequently asked to judge awards events honouring women’s professional achievements and has enjoyed numerous nominations in her field when Voice At Table was recognised as a leader in this space.

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