Partner Event: Unconscious Bias: How to Beat the Bias That Gets in Your Way


Orange County Technical Communication
“Unconscious Bias: How to Beat the Bias That Gets in Your Way”

This involving program is designed to provide immediately-applicable skills for defeating the biases that interfere with both personal and professional success. Based on the conviction that biases don’t make us bad people – it’s what we do about them that matters – the presentation begins by laying the groundwork of what unconscious bias is (and what it isn’t) and then provides practical guidance on what to do about it.

Each attendee will get a free PDF copy of Dr. Thiederman’s handbook “3 Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias: Watch, Think, Act”

About the speaker

Dr. Sondra Thiederman is one of the nation’s leading experts on unconscious bias and workplace inclusion issues. As President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego based training firm, Sondra has more than 25-years-experience as a speaker, trainer, and author helping dozens of companies find ways to successfully navigate our increasingly-diverse workplaces. Among her clients have been AT&T, the Society of Woman Engineers, Northrop Grumman, Verizon Wireless, and QualComm Personal Electronics.

Since receiving her doctorate with an emphasis on cross-cultural studies from UCLA, Sondra has authored six books on diversity-related topics. Her most recent publications include including: The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook and 3 Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias: Watch, Think, Act.

Meeting format

Join us virtually on Tuesday 8/11 at 6pm PST.

Brief annoucements and chapter news.
Speaker introduction.
Speaker’s presentation (about 60 minutes) with room for question and answers at the end of the presentation.
How to join

You’ll need to register for this event before the deadline. This is a FREE meeting. The day before the meeting, you will get a Zoom meeting URL with a password emailed to you with the email that you registered with.

Keeping your video on is optional but highly recommended.
Wearing earbuds or a headset is also highly recommended.