Today, I am sharing with my conversation with Kristen Pressner. This show is a slight departure from straight job search advice and this show may not apply directly to your job search. You’ll glean a few things, but this is to self-examine and become more self-aware of your own biases. I hope you’ll consider looking at yourself, remember we’re not navigating hiring barriers. My guest, Kristen Pressner (@KPressner), directly leads within Roche Diagnostics worldwide. She is sharing her story of how she was biased toward other women while making a business decision.
You know we’ve discussed unconscious bias several times this year. This show adds to the discussion.
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More about Kristen Pressner
Last August, Kristen shared a personal reflective TEDx talk about her own bias toward women, Are You Biased? I am. As amicably and respectfully delivered as possible, it disarms any premonition of resistance you had previous to watching. I had never heard someone in her position be so vulnerable and transparent, which is part of the compelling story she shares. Although the video is eight minutes long, no matter who you are, it inspires and moves you to examine yourself, your biases, and how it affects others.
I love for you to listen to this conversation, rather than giving a longer preview to read. I would like to know what you think.
The show hiatus is coming up!
After this week, and one more show, the show will be on hiatus until September 12. I will still publish articles on the blog. If you haven’t already subscribed to my bi-weekly newsletter, please do. The fall shows collectively will be different than in the past but delivering as much if not more value than ever. One change is the shows will be bi-weekly instead of weekly for the fall. Since there are a couple of projects I will be involved with, I will need more time. There maybe a few bonus episodes and I am working on a live event here in Chicago, so if you’re in the area, look for that announcement.