Tiffany Jana

Tiffany Jana

ENCORE | How is Bias Affecting Your Organization? | 2019 Session

We all have blind spots: hidden unconscious biases that can influence the culture of our organizations and the career trajectories of all its employees. But when we learn how to identify these blind spots, we have the power to make change. Sharing best practices and lessons learned from their first-hand experiences, diversity consultant Tiffany Jana and this panel of experts will examine what helps break down these biases, and what all of us can do right now to create systems in which all people can thrive. You will walk away with concrete strategies to tackle structural bias—both individually and organizationally.

Thought Leader: Tiffany Jana, founder, TMI Consulting & author, Overcoming Bias and Erasing Institutional Bias

Panelists:

Trey Boynton, sr. manager, global strategy & enterprise solutions, office of inclusion & collaboration, Cisco Systems
⚬  Jennifer Brown, author, How to Be an Inclusive Leader
⚬  Quinetta Roberson, Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair, Business Leadership, Villanova School of Business

Emcee: Thao Le, partner, corporate and securities group, Pepper Hamilton LLP


How is Bias Affecting Your Organization? | 2019 Session

We all have blind spots: hidden unconscious biases that can influence the culture of our organizations and the career trajectories of all its employees. But when we learn how to identify these blind spots, we have the power to make change. Sharing best practices and lessons learned from their first-hand experiences, diversity consultant Tiffany Jana and this panel of experts will examine what helps break down these biases, and what all of us can do right now to create systems in which all people can thrive. You will walk away with concrete strategies to tackle structural bias—both individually and organizationally.

Thought Leader: Tiffany Jana, founder, TMI Consulting & author, Overcoming Bias and Erasing Institutional Bias

Panelists:
⚬  Jennifer Brown, author, How to Be an Inclusive Leader

⚬  Minda Hart, founder, Women of Color Equity Initiative and author, The Memo

⚬  Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP, executive director, Center for Community Health Workers, Penn Medicine

Emcee: Angelina Isaac, partner, senior diversity & inclusion workforce initiatives, Independence Blue Cross


Overcoming Bias in School & Beyond | 2018 Session

We all have blind spots or biases about people from other cultures, religions, and genders. These hidden biases influence the friends we choose, the organizations we join—and can influence our careers. Recognizing and braving our own blind-spots is challenging enough, but how do we ensure others are assessing us in a fair and accurate way? Whether negative or positive, these stereotypes influence others’ behavior towards us.  Join this panel of leaders to learn how they overcame broad generalizations about who they were to accomplish their lofty goals.

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Overcome Unconscious Bias | Podcast

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In the thick of conference season, we decided to record this interview with Dr. Tiffany Jana in advance, and make it available for you to listen to at your convenience.

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Your Unconscious Biases, Revealed

If you think you can’t have unconscious biases against women because you’re a woman, think again.

“We’re just as likely to have them as men because we’re all receiving the same adverse messages and we’re equally susceptible to them,” says Tiffany Jana, D.M., a management consultant and author of forthcoming Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion.

Similarly, we’ve all got prejudices against men—yes, they do exist! “Most unconscious biases are in men’s favor, but when a man doesn’t fit society’s mold for a leader, because he’s, say, short or emotionally available, we unconsciously think he’s not leadership material,” Jana explains. Read More