Difficult Conversations: Navigating Bias with Grace

march, 2020

11mar5:30 pm8:30 pmFeaturedDifficult Conversations: Navigating Bias with Grace

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Have you been told that you are a shoe-in for a new job “because you are a woman”? Are you tired of letting sexist and racist comments from others slip by without speaking up? Do you wish you had a toolbox of effective responses at your fingertips? Come to a workshop on strategies for responding well and constructively to micro aggressions and biases — whether you are the target of the comment or a bystander. This will be an interactive workshop, with lots of group discussion of different scenarios in different contexts.

Facilitator: Dr. Jo Atlee

Dr. Joanne Atlee (P.Eng) is a Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, where she is the former Director of Women in Computer Science and a HeForShe advocate. She is deeply committed to addressing and removing gender-based biases and obstacles that women in computing face in their studies and careers — with a focus on actionable advice and strategies to recognize and confront these biases

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 Georgia St, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2W6

Speakers for this event

  • Dr. Jo Atlee

    Dr. Jo Atlee

    Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

    Dr. Joanne Atlee (P.Eng) is a Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, where she is the former Director of Women in Computer Science and a HeForShe advocate. She is deeply committed to addressing and removing gender-based biases and obstacles that women in computing face in their studies and careers — with a focus on actionable advice and strategies to recognize and confront these biases.

    Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

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