Welcome to the 132nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is all about recognition. In particular, recognising things we may take for granted and things outside our sphere of reference. So, in today’s episode, International Women’s Day, I’m going to be talking about is Breaking the Bias.
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In today’s show on Breaking the Bias
- Why I decided to talk more about breaking the bias today. [01:05]
- Some statistics about the gender pay gap [02:30]
- What we can all do about bias in the workplace. [05:18]
- How to encourage staff to take part in vital change and shaping programmes. [10:10]
- Tips to help embrace discomfort which is vital to make change. [14:08]
Quotes on Breaking the Bias
- Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.
- This process of breaking the bias doesn’t happen overnight, and it is really about embracing discomfort.
- In terms of the data for the UK, we know that the gender pay gap is still sadly well and alive at 15.4%
- When we improve things for one group of people, we’re actually improving the environment for everyone.
- I think there’s a real issue in many organisations that your job grade, or job title determines what you can and can’t say and what you can contribute. It’s not acceptable.
Resources related to Breaking the Bias
- International Women’s Day Website
- Gender inequality in the UK – Statistics & Facts
- Episode 119: Universal Design and why it’s so important
- Episode 131: How true crime podcasts can get us to recognise bias
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