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Only 2% of our biases come from our conscious. That means 98% of our biases are coming from our unconscious state. Breaking The Bias dives into these individual stories by interviewing individuals who are champions of Diversity and Inclusion every day. Take a Stand. Speak up. Let's Shake Up the Status Quo, Together.

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Only 2% of our biases come from our conscious. That means 98% of our biases are coming from our unconscious state. Breaking The Bias dives into these individual stories by interviewing individuals who are champions of Diversity and Inclusion every day. Take a Stand. Speak up. Let's Shake Up the Status Quo, Together.

    Why Ageism Should Be Included In Your DEI Strategy: The Founder Of Modern Elder Academy

    Why Ageism Should Be Included In Your DEI Strategy: The Founder Of Modern Elder Academy

    For the first time ever, we have five generations together in the workplace. When we talk about DEI, it’s important to also talk about ageism and generational diversity.

    In this episode of Breaking the Bias, Consciously Unbiased founder Ashish Kaushal sits down with Chip Conley, founder & CEO of Modern Elder Academy. Just a little about Chip: At age 26, Chip grew a successful boutique hotel company and later became a best-selling author. Then, at 52, he joined AirBnB as the Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, where most of the employees were half his age. Today he is promoting the idea of a “Modern Elder,” with his latest book, Wisdom at Work. He defines an elder as someone who is as curious as they are wise, and is helping to reframe aging as an opportunity for growth.

    In this episode, Chip shares how a near-death experience changed the way he lives his life, how his work at AirBnB helped him bridge generational divides, and how to hold on to a beginner mindset in midlife and beyond.


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    • 44 min
    The 5th Anniversary of the #MeToo Movement: How It Started And What’s Next

    The 5th Anniversary of the #MeToo Movement: How It Started And What’s Next

    It’s been five years since #MeToo went viral after actress Alyssa Milano tweeted “me too” and encouraged others who had experienced sexual harassment to do the same, though activist Tarana Burke originally coined the phrase “me too” in 2006. The #MeToo movement sparked a societal reckoning as thousands of women’s voices about the sexual violence they’d experienced at the hands of powerful men put a spotlight on gender inequities and power dynamics. No longer silent, this collective of voices resulted in real-world consequences that spread around the world, with heads of companies being fired and public figures being held accountable.

    As #MeToo was gaining momentum and the Harvey Weinsten scandal was dominating the news, the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund was launched to offer legal assistance to survivors of harassment and assault.  In this episode of Breaking the Bias, Holly Corbett, VP of Content for Consciously Unbiased, speaks with Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center and co-founder of Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.

    This episode covers:


    How the National Women’s Law Center started the Time’s Up legal Defense Fund as the Harvey Weinstein case broke. Today 6,000 people have gone to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund for help, and they have a network of 400 attorneys.
    What the #MeToo movement means today, and a growing awareness of Black survivors of sexual violence and other people with marginalized identities, and how they see themselves as part of this movement.
    What needs to happen next to help keep fighting sexual harassment in the workplace and protect against retaliation for those who report it.


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    • 31 min
    A Historian on The Untold Stories of the Women’s Suffrage Movement—And What It Means Today

    A Historian on The Untold Stories of the Women’s Suffrage Movement—And What It Means Today

    Women’s Equality Day falls on August 26th, in honor of the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920 that granted some women the right to vote. It reminds us of the importance of how far we’ve come in the fight for equal rights, and how far we still have to go. One prominent woman from history you may not have heard of is Matilda Josyln Gage, whose story did not get as much attention in history books as other suffragists, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In this episode of Breaking the Bias, Sally Roesch Wagner, a major historian of the women's suffrage movement, author, and founder of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, shares her extraordinary story. The conversation covers:


    Who Matilda Joslyn Gage was exactly, what made her so bad ass, and why she was written out of history.
    In what ways Matilda’s vision of equality for all was shaped by the local Native American culture, where women had an equal voice in political leadership for more than 1000 years.
    Parallels between the issues women were fighting for more than a century ago, and the issues we’re still working on today.


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    • 36 min
    Academics On The Economic Impact Of Overturning Roe V Wade

    Academics On The Economic Impact Of Overturning Roe V Wade

    The Supreme Court of the United States ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and 50 years of precedent federally protecting women’s right to abortion access happened on June 24, 2022. In this special episode of Breaking the Bias, we share two behind-the-scenes interviews with academics who have been leading the research on the impact of abortion access on women, families, and society that were done at the beginning of June, 2022 before the recent SCOTUS ruling, and Holly Corbett, VP of Content for Consciously Unbiased and Forbes contributor for an article called “How Overturning Roe V. Wade Can Impact The Economy.”

    In this episode you’ll hear from Caitlin Myers, professor of economics at Middlebury College and who, along with more than 150 other economists, filed an amicus brief to highlight the impacts of abortion legalization in the U.S. and model what would happen if Roe v. Wade was overturned, as well as Diana Greene Foster, PhD, professor at the University of California San Francisco and lead author of the landmark Turnaway Study, which examines the effects of unwanted pregnancies on women’s lives. Here are some ways that the research illustrates how overturning Roe v. Wade could impact the economy, and society at large.


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    The Author of “Inclusion Revolution” On Power & Using Your Voice

    The Author of “Inclusion Revolution” On Power & Using Your Voice

    The last time Daisy Auger-Dominguez was a guest on Breaking the Bias, she shared how she took time off for self reflection with what she called her “year of the heart,” and how the power of a pause not only positively impacts our own lives, but also benefits our organizations. That time away helped her deepen her purpose, and today she is the Chief People Officer at VICE Media Group, and author of the new book, Inclusion Revolution. “All humans, no matter where they come from, want to feel seen, heard, and valued. That is a human need,” says Daisy.

    In this episode, Consciously Unbiased founder Ashish Kaushal  (virtually) sits down with Daisy to talk about her personal journey, how to find joy and belonging at work, and ways each and every one of us can use our voice to build inclusion.


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    • 34 min
    Beyond The Numbers: A DEI Leader On How To Create a More Inclusive Workplace

    Beyond The Numbers: A DEI Leader On How To Create a More Inclusive Workplace

    Having lived and worked in different countries, Vaishali Shah, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Randstad Sourceright, was exposed to many ways of living.  It was these experiences that led her to realize the need to recognize the strengths that our differences can make within organizations. Her personal experiences inspired her to pursue diversity and inclusion as her full-time job.

    “I've often seen myself as being a little bit different from the people around me. I've been fortunate to find, to create, and to thrive in the opportunities that enabled me to add value—not in spite of being different, but because of being different in my experiences, my background, the way I think, or the way I solve problems. I realized that this isn't the case for a lot of people, and there's a lot that we can do with our own experiences. I wanted to do something about it.”

    In this episode of Breaking the Bias, Consciously Unbiased founder Ashish Kaushal  (virtually) sits down with Vaishali, to talk about her journey and her passion for diversity and inclusion. They cover:


    Why diversity should not be only a metric—and how to track the impact that DEI initiatives have on people
    The benefits of normalizing mental health at work
    How to better listen to employees during The Great Resignation and beyond, and much more.


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    • 29 min

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