Career Practitioners Striving to Eradicate Workplace Bias (Q&A & Roundtable Videos)

Standing Up As One Roundtable Discussion - Career Practitioners Striving to Eradicate Workplace BiasLet’s Stand Up As One – Career Practitioners Striving to Eradicate Workplace Bias was a powerful event. Whether you were able to join these events live or not, the video recording or the roundtable and the follow up Q&A, suggested readings, and in-depth PowerPoint make these a very valuable resource.

Please scroll down for both session videos.

The Four Core Topics Addressed in This Program:

AUDIT: to inform career service professionals of how bias is impacting our industry.
AWAKEN: to provide an opportunity for reflection on how we contribute to or prevent bias.
ANALYZE: to determine why bias occurs in our profession.
ACT: to take decisive, tangible steps that bring about positive change.

The Following Topics Are Reviewed:

  • Definition of bias and how serious of an issue it is in current hiring practices.
  • Most common ways minorities or BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) experience bias in hiring.
  • Statistics of bias in terms of wage, geography, names, and industry.
  • Worst places for black women to work in the US in terms of pay gap.
  • Definition of the different forms of unconscious bias.
  • How bias impacts decision making.
  • Understanding ethnocentrisim and tokenism.
  • LinkedIn reports on diversity for all industries, tech, non-tech, and leadership.
  • Varying forms of microaggressions.
  • How to reduce personal bias.
  • Benefits of diversity and what black men and women say contributes to diversity.
  • Strategies to help clients navigate bias.

The Panelists:

Special thanks to the following CDI members and industry leaders for putting together this program and helping to pave the way for more discussions to come. 

Nickquolette BarrettAlana HenryMelanie L. DennyAshley BoldenAshley Watkins
Nickquolette Barrett, iRock Résumés
Alana Henry, The Writique, LLC
Melanie L. Denny, Resume-Evolution
Ashley Bolden, Contoured Résumés + Recruiter for Wayfair
Ashley Watkins, Write Step Résumés, LLC


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