From Power to Partnership: Reducing Unconscious Bias Toward Women Leaders

Thursday, 3:30 – 4:45 PM

Presented by: Leanne Dzubinski

Increasingly, mission agencies are asking women to step into mission leadership in both home and field offices. Women who accept the call to lead often encounter barriers of subtle bias that make their job more difficult. As the mission world shifts from Western, power-centric models to multicultural partnership models, reducing the impact of subtle bias towards women (and other historically marginalized groups) becomes increasingly important. This workshop presents the latest research on six main forms of subtle bias that can impede women when they step into leadership roles. Understanding and naming the challenges is the first step to reducing subtle bias barriers for all organizational leaders. Practical strategies for creating smoother leadership paths can help all organizations move forward in partnership for the future.

Primary Audience: Mission leaders

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