How to navigate bias and own your personal narrative
How do we navigate the biases that we face every day and support each other in creating cultures where differences are valued and embraced?
For decades, organisations have focused their attention and invested enormous resources on increasing diversity and inclusion across all levels, but progress is coming at an exceedingly slow pace. A key obstacle to progress is the biases that women and other under-represented people continually face – biases held by those in leadership positions, as well as biases deeply embedded in the processes and systems.
In this session, Kristen Anderson, CEO of European Women on Boards, and Kalpana Bagamane, Inclusion, Diversity & Talent Strategist, will share real stories and everyday tips from their collective experiences and answer your questions on what you can do tomorrow to be a more inclusive colleague, manager and leader.
Kristen AndersonKristen is currently the CEO of European Women on Boards and a member of the EWOB Board and Executive Committee. From 2016-2021, Kristen was Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Barilla and had been a member of its D&I Board since its formation in 2013. Kristen reported to the CEO of Barilla and led a 12 member D&I Board, comprised of internal members from 8 regions and 2 external advisors. Previously, Kristen was VP of R&D for the Asia, Africa and Australia region for Barilla, based in Singapore. Previously, she joined Barilla in 2010 as VP of Research, based at the Barilla Headquarters in Parma, Italy.
Kalpana BagamaneKalpana Bagamane works at the intersection of global organisations, culture and people and is a passionate advocate for creating inclusive, diverse, and equitable spaces for all. She partners with C-suite leaders to develop breakthrough people and culture strategies that meet organisational goals and produce sustainable impact. Kalpana creates connection through storytelling, delivering inspiring keynotes on topics related to inclusive leadership, women in leadership, and inclusive talent strategies. She has navigated several industries - systems consulting, consumer goods, leadership advisory, higher education and non-profit, as well as diverse cultures and perspectives, having worked and lived in 7 countries across the US, Asia (21 years), and Europe.