Bartow Business Women Luncheon Sponsored by: Chicken Salad Chick
Topic: Workplace Combating Gender Stereotypes, Bias, and Double Binds
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravished businesses and left many without stable employment. The pandemic has also revealed people’s true beliefs and biases. One of the groups who have been impacted the most by these biases is women in the workplace. Because women are typically primary caregivers for children, they now find themselves caring for loved ones while working remotely. Some have even had to choose between their career and caring for their children. Though these biases have been magnified because of the pandemic, they have always been prevalent in the workplace.
Women are facing biases that influence their ability to obtain certain roles, serve on boards, and sometimes these biases start at the recruiting stage. In this presentation, LaKisha will share her personal stories and concepts that affect stereotypes and biases for women in the workplace.
After the presentation, participants will have the ability to:
1. Identify five gender biases in the workplace
2. Recognize if gender biases are being reinforced
3. Devise a plan to overcome and combat stereotypes and bias in the workplace
About LaKisha Brooks:
LaKisha C. Brooks, M.Sc., M.Ed, is the Chief Learning Officer at Brooks Enterprise and Consultants and the former President-Elect for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ATD for 2020. An internationally recognized leadership expert, LaKisha, has been featured on ABC, FOX, CW, and NBC affiliates across the country, as well as, The Denver Post and The Miami Herald. She was also recognized by Atlanta Business Chronicle as a “Person on the Move.” She has over 12 years of sales and management consulting experience and 18 years of public speaking experience. She has worked with companies and organizations such as Rheem Manufacturing, Flexport, CLO Magazine, and the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few. She has also traveled the country training global clients in the areas of leadership, management, and sales as a consultant for Krauthammer USA. LaKisha is also a DISC Certified Trainer and a trailblazer in organizational leadership and development authoring two books, Leadership’s Got Everything to Do With It: Women’s Guide to the Sustainable Leader and Organization and Learn, Lead and Leave a Legacy: Advancing Women to the Top!