Overcoming Hidden Biases that Hinder Our Success

Dr. Shawn Andrews

Date & Time

Tue, December 15, 2020

11:30 am – 12:30 pm


By now, most of us know that unconscious biases affect the workplace. These hidden, reflexive preferences shape our world views and can profoundly affect how welcoming and open a workplace is to different people and ideas. These predispositions shape the decisions we make by affecting the way we interpret information and how we interact with others—significantly impacting a whole host of organizational processes from recruitment to retention.  

At the same time, we are experiencing significant shifts in global demographic trends that impact age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and LGBTQ employees. There is no doubt that our workplace is becoming more diverse, which increases the potential for more biases.  

Customized bias scenarios (based on your audience) and real-world cases will be discussed. Several individual and organizational strategies to minimize bias will be provided.  

During this interactive presentation, you will learn how to:  

  • Identify the different types, causes and impact of bias at work 
  • Explore the impact of global demographic trends on diversity and bias 
  • Utilize case studies and stories to communicate potential biases 
  • Apply individual and organizational strategies to minimize bias 


Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker, organizational consultant, business school professor, and author of the best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide (2018 Morgan James Publishing). She is a Forbes contributor, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, interviewed on dozens of podcast and radio shows, including NPR, and is a Women’s Media Center SheSource expert.  

With over two decades of corporate experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, she has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. She serves as professor at both UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, teaching courses on Women and Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Diversity in Organizations, and Leadership and Ethics. Her specific areas of focus include Organizational Leadership, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias.  

Shawn is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International.


Date & Time

Tue, December 15, 2020

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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