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Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

September 6, 2023 8:45 am – September 6, 2023 11:00 am

Event sponsored by Harrison College

Harrison College, based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, is a specialist business, enterprise and employability post-16 education provision for students with autism and special educational needs.

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About unconscious bias

73% of women experience bias at work – yet less than a third of employees are able to recognise bias when they see it.

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences.

This makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough.


8.45am Arrival, tea, coffee, networking

9.15am  Unconscious Bias Workshop – Introduction and Guiding Principles

9.20am Learn about bias types

9.35am  Bias concepts – Intersectionality and microaggressions

9.45am  Break into facilitated groups to explore:

    • Bias in company cultures
    • Bias for senior leaders
    • Bias in hiring
    • Bias in reviews and promotions

10.35am  Review strategies to overcoming bias

10.45am   Commit to One Action

11.00am   Finish


The Cutlers’ Hall

7-15 Church Street


S1 1HG

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About the Master Cutler’s Challenge

“Every year the Master Cutler has a theme, a cause they want to raise awareness of and take action around, and mine is diversity and inclusion. The Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust is a charity that is very close to my heart. I personally know how hard it is to be a woman in STEM – how uncomfortable it can be walking into a male-dominated room, with the ‘are you the secretary?’ comments and the lack of respect for your position. That is why I am so proud of ‘The Sky’s the Limit Programme’ and many others Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust offers for a wide range of communities in South Yorkshire.

“Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the core pillars in South Yorkshire providing community and educational programmes and delivering training in dedicated skills such as entrepreneurship, conservation, heritage, digital and hospitality. It is not only about the building, but supports a wide range of people and communities in low-income households, including ethnic and minority interests and disability groups to help enrich their lives with cultural activities.”

Dame Julie Ann Kenny DBE DL

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