“We propose that you don’t wait for diversity to smack you in the face. It’s everywhere. Seek it out, check your ego, get out of your comfort zone, and get to know people who are different from you.” – Tiffany Jana
Tiffany Jana is a diversity and inclusion expert, an author, speaker and the founder and CEO of TMI Consulting. Her husband/business parter Matthew Freeman wrote Overcoming Bias, a thoughtful and empathetic guide to understanding bias and it’s impact on us and others.
The book is filled with activities and stories to help you take small steps toward broadening your perspective.
Here’s one example:
How often do you stop and take stock of how diverse and inclusive your life is? Is cultural expansion part of the conversations you typically have with friends, family, and colleagues? Even if it is, try the next activity. It tends to be an eye-opener.”
For your top five friends (folks you trust the most), list each person’s race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, occupation, and personality type (extrovert, introvert, etc.). How are they similar to you? How are they different from you? What else did you notice?
I encourage you all to pick up your copy and begin learning more about how others see and experience the world around you.
Order the paperback here: http://bit.ly/OvercomingBiasBook
OR listen on audible. http://bit.ly/OvercomingBiasListen (your first book on Audible is free)