Unconscious Workplace Biases: Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Environment – Aug 22, 2019

The San Francisco Chapter of the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network presents a workshop on Unconscious Bias.

Join Elida Bautista, Director of Inclusion and Diversity at Berkeley-Haas, as she leads a workshop on identifying potential biases and fostering a diverse workplace culture. Elida will speak to the importance of strengthening the sense of belonging and inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized communities while also recognizing the disconnect between the value placed on such ideals and inequalities observed in reality. The workshop will focus on the following areas:

1. Identifying implicit biases

2. Becoming equipped to have constructive conversations when related concerns are raised

3. Learning best practices to create and promote a more diverse and inclusive culture

Important Note: All attendees will be required to complete a brief online learning experience prior to the in-person workshop. The content of this assessment will be reviewed during the August 22nd session. After registering, attendees will be emailed a link to the online learning experience.


6-6:30PM: Appetizers & Introductions

6:30-7:30PM: Presentation & Workshop

7:30-8PM: Q&A

Speaker Bio

Élida M. Bautista, PhD joined Berkeley-Haas in January 2018 as the Director of Inclusion and Diversity. While at Haas, Elida has delivered curriculum for incoming and prospective students and developed training opportunities to equip staff with an understanding of diversity concepts. She has partnered with Career Management Group in programming the annual Employer Roundtable: Diversity & Inclusion and in addressing the needs of corporate partnerships.

Prior to Haas, Elida was an Associate Clinical Sciences Professor for UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry. She served as the Director of Clinical Training of the Multicultural Clinical Training Program, focused on trauma-informed practices for underserved communities. She also developed and taught the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program for staff and led UCSF’s campus-wide Unconscious Bias training effort.

Elida serves on the board of Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent and of American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program.

About Checkr

Checkr provides scalable background checks that mitigate risk and increase productivity for companies. Our technology platform makes it easy to hire the right candidates, while maintaining the highest quality standards. With Checkr, companies can leverage modern hiring tools to reduce bias across the funnel, open up new pools of qualified candidates, and create a fair, transparent hiring process. Learn why more than 10,000+ customers trust Checkr to power their background checks at checkr.com.

Questions? Please contact Aneesha Jhingan, BS 11, SF BHAN Chapter.

WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE: Checkr – 120 Kearny Street, Floor 24, San Francisco, CA 94108



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