‘CEO Action’ diversity tour bus comes to WashU

  • March 19, 2018
  • By Guest Blogger
  • 2 minute read

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace, is bringing its “Check Your Blind Spots” tour to Washington University on Wednesday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The “Check Your Blind Spots” Tour Bus will be outside the Mallinckrodt Center on Forsyth Boulevard. Students and other attendees who participate in the experience or take the quiz will receive a CEO Action T-shirt.

WashU Becomes Signatory to the CEO Action Pledge

Washington University is proud to be a signatory among those leading the way toward true inclusion. By signing on to the commitment, 350-plus CEOs and presidents have pledged to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors.

The tour is visiting college campuses and corporate offices across the country to help students and employees learn how to address and manage their unconscious biases and empower them to take part in diversity and inclusion conversations both in their communities and with their future employers.

Unconscious bias–triggered by our subconscious mind’s cognitive shortcuts–happens without us even knowing it. And it exists in all of us. The way we manage that subconscious impulse is what makes us inclusive and accepting people.

At each tour stop, staff, students, or faculty will be taken through a video experience, overhearing unexpected conversations that happen in the real world and reveal society’s biases – and ultimately, their own. This experience will equip members of the WashU community with the knowledge and resources needed to help address preexisting biases and better understand their role in advancing diversity and inclusion.

Check out a video recap of the first leg of this tour here and visit CheckYourBlindSpots.com to assess your own blind spots!

Check Your Blind Spots Campus Mobile Tour

Providing students with an interactive and engaging experience about the concept of unconscious bias, or “blind spots.”

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