RAISING AWARENESS: What is Unconscious Bias?

Unconscious bias imageWhile most people in a professional setting strive to treat all co-workers, subordinates, and direct reports in an equitable manner, we do not always succeed. One of the biggest barriers that prevents us from reaching this ideal is unconscious bias. There are a few types of workplace bias that exist in every organization. If you’re not looking, you’ll likely not see them.

In this month’s Affinity newsletter Ava Wolf shares the types of unconscious bias that may affect how individuals interact with other people without the individual even being aware that they are behaving differently.

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MBLB’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett and Mike Parks, associates Ava Wolf and Katie Briuglio, and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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