THIS INFORMATION IS INTENDED AS A RESOURCE FOR REMAINING UP TO DATE ON DISCUSSIONS AND RESEARCH PERTAINING TO OUR MISSION OF ADVANCING WOMEN LEADERS.
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 Playbook. Wall 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
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.
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.
The Boston Club’s Census of Women Directors and Chief Executives of Massachusetts’ Largest Nonprofit Organizations
The Boston Club’s Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies
ION’s Status Report on Women Directors and Executive Officers in Multiple Regions of the United States
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
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