Resource Library


Advancing the Work of Unconscious Bias

The Boston Club is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion through the strategic priorities of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DIC):

* Education and Awareness *  Resources and Tools *  External Partnerships

Unconscious bias is one key area of focus and is an important aspect of leadership development. DIC members collaborate with other committees to examine this important topic. In addition to programming support, the DIC provides a tool kit of resources on unconscious bias. Our goal is to inspire self-reflection, conversations and meaningful action. We believe this enriches our TBC community and our individual leadership lenses.  Stay tuned for other resources, suggested events and forums.

The Guiding Questions of The Boston Club  The growth of any organization comes with interaction, care, good listening and asking good questions. These factors are particularly helpful for integrating diverse and inclusive behaviors. The Guiding Questions apply to the design, planning, execution and outcome of all organized activity of The Boston Club.

Banaji, M., & Greenwald, A. (2013). Blindspot: Hidden biases of good people. New York: Delacorte Press.

Barton, D. (9.27.16). It’s Time for Companies to Try a New Gender-Equality PlaybookWall Street Journal.

Choate, A., (11.30.16). Neuroleadership Lessons: Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Diangelo, R. (2018) White Fragility – Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism 

Mayers, Juliette (October 2018) The Hard Truth – The Realities for Women of Color in the Workplace.

Mayers, Juliette (August 2017) Inclusive Leadership Requires Action 

Video selections

Eve L. Ewing – Breaking Down Structural Racism with “Ghosts in the Schoolyard.”

Christie Lindor, Why Great People Quit Good Jobs

American Denial: Implicit Bias Test

McKinsey & Co. – Unconscious Bias and Ingrained Beliefs

Verna Myers – How to Overcome our Biases? Walk Bravely Toward Them

New York Times Series – Who, me? Bias?

Trevor Noah – How Racist is Boston? 

Kristen Pressner TEDx talk  “Are you biased?” – I am.

Professional Advancement


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Proclamation
On December 7, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker proclaimed the month of January 2017 to be Women’s Leadership Month. Here is a list of action items you can undertake.

Women’s Leadership Development
Mercer survey shows most employers lack a strategy for developing women leaders.

Defend Your Research: What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women
The finding: There’s little correlation between a group’s collective intelligence and the IQs of its individual members. But if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises.

New Insights on Global Leadership Development
Global leadership is generally just thought of as the highest level of each competency.


The Babson Center for Women’s Leadership offers programming and develops research dedicated to advancing the entrepreneurial leadership of women across organizations worldwide.

Catalyst is a leading advocacy and research organization that works with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work.

National Association of Women Executives provides education, networking and public advocacy in support of the advancement of women in business.

Board Representation


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Census Reports

The Boston Club’s Census of Women Directors and Chief Executives of Massachusetts’ Largest Nonprofit Organizations

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The Boston Club’s Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies

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ION’s Status Report on Women Directors and Executive Officers in Multiple Regions of the United States

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Keynote speeches made at The Boston Club events. Informative, useful and groundbreaking.

“The Impact of Women’s Purchasing Power: Governance, Investments and Philanthropy” with Jacki Zehner, Community Salute, May 3, 2013
“Balance of Power: How Trends in Global Capitalism Affect Recovery in the EU and the Implications for Corporate America” with David J. Rothkopf, Corporate Salute, December 14, 2012
“The New Power Play: China, the Global Economy & Corporate America” with Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Corporate Salute, January 12, 2012