Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


Mindbugs: Solving Implicit Bias in Gender and STEM

October 15 10:30 am-11:30 am
Lanier Grand Ballroom C Level Four Hilton Americas
TRACK: Organizational Transformation
Presentation / Lightning Talk
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control can influence identity, judgment, and behavior. Implicit stereotypes present barriers to promoting diversity in STEM. However, implicit biases are neither fixed nor inevitably influential. This session will provide demonstrations of implicit bias, insight into the latest scientific evidence, and illustrate how the Center for Open Science, a non-profit tech start-up, is testing those insights to maximize personal and organizational success.