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Breaking the Bias

40 EpisodesProduced by Consciously UnbiasedWebsite

Only 2% of our biases come from our conscious. That means 98% of our biases are coming from our unconscious state. Breaking The Bias dives into these individual stories by interviewing individuals who are champions of Diversity and Inclusion every day. Take a Stand. Speak up. Let's Shake Up the Stat… read more

40 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Beyond The Numbers: A DEI Leader On How To Create a More Inclusive Workplace

February 16th, 2022

29:59

Having lived and worked in different countries, Vaishali Shah, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Randstad Sourceright, was exposed to many ways of living.  It was these experiences that led her to realize the …

Why Shame In DEI Training Doesn’t Work—And What Does

January 26th, 2022

41:12

The ongoing pandemic and social unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd sparked a greater emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training within organizations. As the demand for DEI trainers continues to …

Eve Rodsky On How To Reclaim Your Creative Life In A Too-Busy World

December 29th, 2021

47:51

Pursuing creativity by doing things you love and sharing them with the world is not optional, but actually critical for your mental health, happiness, and overall productivity. In this episode of Breaking the Bias, …

Career Coaches On How To Articulate Your Value

September 22nd, 2021

50:52

Due to a series of economic downturns, gender-based social norms and the cracked-yet-not-broken glass ceiling, women of Generation X (born between …

Action Steps for Change: Diversity Is A Number, Inclusion Is a Culture

August 31st, 2021

36:54

It’s no secret that our country, and therefore, our workforce is diversifying. By 2045, our country will have no racial majority according to the …

The CEO of Capacity 2 Care on The Neuroscience of Compassion

August 11th, 2021

29:48

The Dalai Lama, one of the most respectable Buddhist preachers, stated, “Individual acts of compassion and kindness have the power to spread harmony …

Founder & CEO of C Talent on Overcoming Ableism in Hollywood

August 4th, 2021

21:41

Although the people with disabilities comprise the largest minority community in the world (1 in 4 U.S. adults live with a disability), it remains …

Stacy London On Menopause, Ageism & Self Love

July 21st, 2021

56:24

If there is one thing that we all have in common, it’s that we are all aging. For women, aging may be accompanied by grief or a loss of identity …

A DEI Leader on Why Belonging Matters For All Workers, Not Just Some

June 29th, 2021

29:14

The gig economy has continued to pick up speed during the pandemic, growing 33% in the last year. This is a continuation of a trend we’ve seen over the past few years, where there has been a growing number of contingent …

Pride: A Story of Coming Out & Self Acceptance

June 23rd, 2021

33:22

The Pride movement has raised visibility for humans' right to love and identify in a way that is authentic with who they are. In this episode of Breaking the Bias, Consciously Unbiased founder Ashish Kaushal (virtually) …

Mixed: Being Multiracial in America

June 10th, 2021

47:03

National Loving Day happens on June 12, and celebrates the anniversary of the historic 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving vs. Virginia. This was …

The Founder of MomWarrior On Overcoming The Motherhood Penalty

May 19th, 2021

25:37

During the pandemic, we have seen more of what our co-workers need to balance their home responsibilities in addition to their work responsibilities. Families across the country are facing a childcare crisis, but …

The Author of "The Cure for Stupidity" On Radical Curiosity

May 5th, 2021

45:53

In these polarizing times, communicating with others who hold opposing views can be a challenge. Yet, we can engage others with more mutual …

The Author of “Mindfulness Without The Bells And Beads” On Building Resilience

April 21st, 2021

41:31

If there is anything the pandemic has shown us all, it is that life can be demanding and change is inevitable. However, there is a way we can navigate with more resilience and less pressure. By improving our …

A Movement Maker on the Power of the Pack

April 7th, 2021

39:56

Our social networks give us a special power, especially when it comes to professional advancement. A Harvard Business Review study reveals that people of all sexes and genders benefit from having a close inner circle …

The Author of “Use Your Difference to Make a Difference” on the Art of Diplomacy

March 24th, 2021

28:50

On this episode of “Breaking the Bias,” Ashish Kaushal, founder of Consciously Unbiased, has an unplugged conversation with Tayo Rockson, CEO of UYD Management and author of Use Your Difference to Make a Difference. …

A Leading Mental Health Expert on the Power of Self Awareness

February 25th, 2021

36:53

Self awareness is the practice of knowing yourself. The research consistently shows that people who master self awareness are more creative, build

Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, On Why We Need a Marshall Plan For Moms

February 4th, 2021

20:22

Are we going backwards on gender equality in the Covid economy? Four times as many women as men dropped out of the labor force during the pandemic, which is roughly 865,000 women, compared with 216,000 men. In fact, one …

The Author Of “Fair Play” On Why Women Are Being Forced Out of the Workforce

December 15th, 2020

55:30

It’s 2020, and the majority of caregiving duties continue to land on women’s shoulders. This is being magnified during the pandemic, and we may be …

Special Report: Why Inclusion at Work Matters More Than Ever

December 8th, 2020

28:08

Over the last few months, the world has changed, and with it there has been an even greater realization that diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts are important for all workers, not just some. To help companies …

Creating More Inclusive Workplaces For People With Disabilities

November 10th, 2020

20:46

When workplaces are inclusive for all people, everyone wins. It was recently the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which celebrates workers with disabilities and highlights the …

A Life Coach on Masculinity & Finding Strength in Vulnerability

October 9th, 2020

27:28

There is strength in vulnerability. Many men in our culture have been taught to associate showing emotions with being weak. For example, more than …

The Author of "Career Mapping" On Hiring In The New World

August 27th, 2020

43:19

How are hiring practices evolving, given the public health crisis, shift to a more remote workforce, and protests about racial injustice?

In this …

Special Pride Month Episode: Stories of Belonging

June 19th, 2020

41:42

June is Pride Month. A catalyst for the LGBTQIA+ Rights Movement happened on June 28, 1969 when police raided a gay bar in New York City, sparking …

A Financial Commentator On Why The Wealth Gap Is Widening

May 21st, 2020

26:41

We’re in the middle of a pandemic and a recession, and women and people of color may be among the hardest hit. In this episode of Breaking the Bias,

Author of "The Fix" On Why It’s Not You, It’s Your Workplace

May 6th, 2020

51:11

Biases surrounding gender inequality are being pushed to the forefront amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As employees work from home and may have to manage …

Special Episode: How To Stay Centered in Uncertain Times

April 30th, 2020

32:35

We’re experiencing a loss of our normal routines and, for many of us, our normal ways to connect, as well as uncertainty about the future. This can lead to feeling heightened emotions—and we’re experiencing this on a …

Special Episode: How Neurodiversity Makes the Workplace Better

April 23rd, 2020

43:37

At Consciously Unbiased we believe we are all different; we all belong. Our differences can also be our greatest strengths. Not everyone has strengths that can check a box during the interview process.

April is World …

A Leadership Coach On Why It’s Okay To Let Go of Being Productive Right Now

April 15th, 2020

40:04

Kay Fabella is many things: a leadership coach, diversity and inclusion consultant, podcast host, storyteller, and entrepreneur. Kay is also a …

A Diversity & Inclusion Reporter On What Employees Need During the COVID Crisis

April 9th, 2020

22:06

The coronavirus pandemic may be the most unpredictable crisis we’ve ever collectively experienced. While there is no playbook for companies on how to …

A Visual Storyteller on How Viral Videos Can Combat Racism

April 1st, 2020

34:17

Cut is known for its viral videos that challenge stereotypes and uncover biases. From asking black men ages five to 50 to say one word that they …

An Entrepreneur On Tapping Into The Power of Community to Fuel Women’s Success

March 25th, 2020

25:43

Networks are of course key to success for both genders, but research by the Harvard Business Review finds that women with a close inner circle of …

Advice On Being Suddenly Remote in the Era of COVID-19 From The Author of "The Gig Mindset"

March 17th, 2020

24:24

Research on remote work before COVID-19 found that "burnout goes down, and job satisfaction goes up." For the knowledge workers whose companies have instituted working at home during this public health crisis, it may …

A Music Artist On How To Change the Conversation About Race in America

February 12th, 2020

21:32

As you know, February is Black History Month. We don’t think black history should be celebrated for only one month; but should be celebrated every …

A Disability Champion On How To Stop Making Assumptions

January 30th, 2020

21:13

There are more than 1 billion people with disabilities around the globe, and they have traditionally been an untapped talent pool. Becky Curran …

A White Male Ally on How to Create Connection in the Workplace

January 20th, 2020

21:59

As a white man married to an Indian woman and raising bi-racial children in Boston, Ryan Hayden, partner at PwC, says, “Diversity and inclusion isn't 'an initiative' or some ‘corporate mandate; it's my way of life.”

In …

The Meditating Veteran on Post-Traumatic Growth

December 26th, 2019

50:31

In this Conscious Conversation, Tom Voss, author of Where War Ends: A Combat Veteran's 2,700-Mile Journey to Heal, sat down with Consciously Unbiased to discuss his cross-country trek to process the trauma he faced …

A Human Capital Expert on How To Find Your Purpose

December 12th, 2019

43:20

Consciously Unbiased sat down with human capital expert Daisy Auger-Dominguez, founder and CEO of Auger-Dominguez Ventures, a consultancy that helps …

Innovation Leader Amy Doyle on Amplifying Strengths in Diverse Teams

September 2nd, 2019

41:35

A Conversation with Amy Doyle, Senior Vice President of Strategic Client Solutions Manpower Group, on how to create a culture of belonging at work, …

Founder Ashish Kaushal on What It Means to Be Consciously Unbiased

September 2nd, 2019

32:11

A Conscious Conversation with Ashish Kaushal,  CEO of HireTalent and co-founder of Consciously Unbiased; and Akliah Cadeet, founder of Change Cadet, …

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