Bia

15 Jul 19

By Katie Swartwood Katie graduated from the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College in May, 2019. A Latina woman named Rosa Diaz stands before a Pictionary drawing pad; her card says “wedding.” Her black marker hits the paper, drawing two feminine stick figures holding hands. Her mother calls out a guess, “friends.” Rosa keeps […]

15 Jul 19
Fortuna's Corner

The FBI Tragedy: Elites above the Law By Victor Davis Hanson      June 2019 After decades in the FBI, the top brass came to believe they could flout the law and pursue their own political agendas. One of the media and beltway orthodoxies we constantly hear is that just a few bad apples under James Comey […]

15 Jul 19
Swimming World News

Missouri swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh has been cleared of any violations of Title IX. The university closed the investigation last week. The investigation involved alleged discrimination of female swimmers in the program and was brought to the university by one of the swimmers. Rhodenbaugh was placed on paid administrative leave while the University investigates allegations […]

15 Jul 19
Business Updates

By IFCMarkets US dollar bullish bets rebounded to $ 15.53 billion from $14.66 against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to July 9 and released on Friday July 12. The dollar strengthened after report US economy created above-expected 224,000 […]

15 Jul 19
Ottawa Citizen

The owner of the crumbled Magee House is still fighting city hall over the state of his heritage building nearly a year after building partially collapsed, closing the sidewalk and part of the road in front of the property. There’s no end in sight to the dispute between Ovidio Sbrissa and the city, with the […]

15 Jul 19
Thrive Global
In 2018, there were only 24 female CEO’s in all of the Fortune 500 companies. Although, recent research by Zenger/Folkman shows that women have a higher competency level than men in most leadership skills. So, where is the disconnect? Why are women not using their skills as leaders in leadership roles? The conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion are happening but the statistics show a lack of action. How do our organizations step into action and start making impactful change in our places of work? We need to start with ourselves, we need to take a look in the mirror. Organizations can hire diverse employees and talk about their plan to close the wage gap within their organizations day in and day out, but there is a missing link to the success of these diversity, equity, and inclusion plans. One of these missing links is the acknowledgement of our unconscious bias. Unconscious biases are learned stereotypes, prejudice, or unsupported judgements that are automatic and unintentional. Our unconscious biases have the ability to influence our behavior in ways that either benefit certain people or penalize them. Our organizations can hire a diverse workforce, but if our leaders are managing under the pretense of unconscious biases these diverse employees have less of an opportunity to grow within the organization. Within your organization are promotions being given to individuals that look like the leaders? Are your leaders giving feedback to employees based on unconscious bias? Are the leaders within your organization passing off the ‘big’ projects to the same people every time? These are common workplace behaviors that hinder the success of creating an equal opportunity work environment. Unconscious bias is something that we all experience, but when it is acknowledged we can start to unveil our biases and start taking action in creating successful diversity, equity, and inclusion programs creating equal opportunity for all employees! But, how do we do it? First things first, start with the face looking back at you in the mirror and start asking them to change their ways. As you take a look at that face in the mirror, start walking through the following four steps. Step 1: Engage in self-reflection. Take a hard look at how YOU work within your team. Who are you engaging with daily? If you are a leader of your team, how are you passing off projects? Are you giving certain projects to just a handful of your team members? And if so, who are you giving those projects to and why? How are you giving feedback to your team? Is it a different conversation between certain individuals on your team? If so, why?Are you giving more detailed opportunist feedback to certain people and not to others? Who are you spending your time with outside of work? Who are you building those deeper relationships with? Do you see yourself unconsciously (or consciously) leaving some team members out of your ‘circle’? The answers to these questions are here to help you identify your behaviors and how you are engaging with your team. The answers to these questions can unveil if you are making decisions based on unconscious bias. Step 2: Identify your story. You have unveiled a few of your workplace behaviors, now it is time to identify your why. The actions you are making at work and beyond (unconscious or conscious) are learned behaviors due to past experiences. From the behaviors you have identified in step one, take a moment to look at your past experiences and identify why you are using these behaviors. Did you see your parents act this way? Did you see your last manager act this way? Did you see others find success in these behaviors? It is important to identify why you are choosing to make the decisions that you are. Without identifying your internal story and defining your why it will be extremely challenging to change your behaviors. The unveiling of your story will allow you to change your unconscious behaviors into conscious decisions. Step 3: Separate your story from facts. Your story matters, your past has made you who you are, and identifying your story allows for growth. From the past experiences that you identified above, understand that these experiences are emotional. From those emotional experiences, start to look for research that challenges your experience. Data and research is here to help us move away from basing decisions from our emotional experience and helps us make decisions based on factual evidence. Step 4: Communicate your story, and ask for others to share theirs. We learn from each other, definitely when it comes to uncomfortable conversations such as owning our unconscious bias. Although, without these uncomfortable conversations we will not grow. Communicate the story you have identified and encourage others within your organization to do the same. Share these stories with a diverse group of individuals. Listen intently to their story. Listen for feedback, create actionable goals together, and start changing your behaviors to build inclusivity. Extra Credit: Stay accountable. This process doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and it takes peeling back the layers of who you are and why you make the choices you do. It takes being extremely self-reflective, constantly. So, find a community that will help you stay accountable through the process. Work together, make mistakes, and keep one another accountable for change. The work of unveiling your unconscious bias is not easy. Taking a hard look at the human in the mirror and holding yourself accountable for change is tough work! But, without identifying your unconscious bias it will be nearly impossible to reach your organizations diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Be ready to feel uncomfortable and make mistakes. As Brené Brown says, change only happens when we are curious. Be curious about why you are making the behavioral choices you are and then make that change to build equal opportunity within your organization! Cheers to change!
15 Jul 19
Cryptocurrency News Updates

The bitcoin price on Monday slipped below the $10,000 level as benchmark China data eased concerns about gloomy monetary outlook. The spot bitcoin rate was down 3.2 percent at $9,857.27 as of 02:15 UTC. The losses came as a part of a more significant downside action that began soon after the US President Donald Trump […]

15 Jul 19
Spencer Fernando

The stakes for the next election could not be higher. We know that much is at stake in the upcoming election. With Canada more divided than ever before, and with Separatist sentiment rising in Western Canada because of Trudeau’s anti-Canadian energy policies, the stability and even future survival of our country could be on the […]

15 Jul 19
Ultra Uber Tales

So y'all might've heard that i got indefinitely suspended from Uber last week which, the reason for is a load of bull. Support just sent me another message after i visited the Hub a couple of days ago. Said their decision is final. I definitely am not a happy camper; I think if you're a […]

15 Jul 19
Immigration in America

Criminal Defense news: Bia Notice Of Appeal Bia Notice Of AppealNew York – New Jersey Law Firm – https://mydlv.com/criminal-immigration-understanding-the-immigration-consequences-of-a-criminal-conviction/ #BiaNoticeOfAppeal #nyc #ny #nj https://www.facebook.com/New-York-City-Immigration-Lawyer-2037822869613903/ From Bia Notice Of Appeal – July 15, 2019 at 08:26AM – Criminal Defense in New York & New Jersey Bia Notice Of Appeal

15 Jul 19
Crypto News Experts

The bitcoin price on Monday slipped below the $10,000 level as benchmark China data eased concerns about gloomy monetary outlook. The spot bitcoin rate was down 3.2 percent at $9,857.27 as of 02:15 UTC. The losses came as a part of a more significant downside action that began soon after the US President Donald Trump […]

15 Jul 19
The Stone and the Shell

Neural models have set a new standard for language understanding. Can they also help us reason about history?

15 Jul 19
Johanacartagena's Blog

How far could disparities around educational solutions be based on differences in protection plan, or simply just to the assets that are available Go Example Disparities in Instructive Outcomes Inside the educational ingredient of the modern society, there are distinct disparities that may be observed. These are typically the definite changes in the instructional outcomes […]

15 Jul 19
Silk Fabric Blog

Silk stretch charmeuse fabric (silk span charmeuse fabric or silk lycra charmeuse silk fabric) is blended fabric with silk and spandex, a lightweight and mid-weight fabric, woven with a satin weave, where the warp threads cross over three or more of the backing, weft, threads. The front side of the fabric has a satin finish—lustrous […]

15 Jul 19
True North News

Is Elections Canada poisoning and weakening our democracy from within?

15 Jul 19
Aaliyah Inspired

Being vegan nowadays is easier than any other generation before. Any animal based product you can think of probably already has a vegan approved substitute and can easily be found on the shelves of your local supermarket or walmart. After four years of trial and error, I finally have a list of my go-to vegan […]