Everyone has unconscious biases – that’s how our brains work! But while fast thinking can make our brains more efficient, it can also be detrimental in a diverse working environment if we make snap judgements about our colleagues.
Bias Busters organizes several events to raise awareness around implicit biases. These events include:
- Workshops: discuss implicit bias, stereotype threat, and how bystander intervention can help interrupt bias
- Reading groups: read literature about biases and their societal implications
- Movie nights: watch socially engaging movies (like “I am not Your Negro”, “Hidden Figures”)
- Reframing Tech Speaker series: speakers offer their perspective on the problems underlying lack of diversity in tech and discuss actions everyone can take to make changes