Bias Interrupted: Creating Inclusion for Real and for Good (Hardcover)
Companies spend billions of dollars annually on diversity efforts, with remarkably few results. Diversity efforts that rest on the assumption that all that's needed are earnest conversations about "privilege" won't fix the problem. To truly make progress with diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must interrupt bias. This book shows you how and that, when you do interrupt bias, everyone, including white men, benefits.
- Accessible framework for understanding bias and doing simple things to battle an intractable problem.
- Written with Williams' typical deft touch mashing up serious scholarship/data with plainspoken wisdom.
- Plenty of practical material to put to use right away including detailed appendices.
Audience: Leaders, CEOs, HR, CDOs, DEI advocates, consultants and advisors, SJWs, anyone interested in DEI at work.
Joan C. Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Law, Hastings Foundation Chair, and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Described by the New York Times Magazine as having something approaching rock star status in her field, she has played a central role in debates over structural inequality for decades. Her 2014 cowritten book, What Works for Women at Work, was praised by the New York Times Book Review as deftly combining sociological research with a more casual narrative style . . . [that] offers unabashedly straightforward advice in a how-to primer for ambitious women. Describing her 2017 book, White Working Class, the Washington Post noted that President Joe Biden carried a dog-eared copy everywhere, scrawling notes on the pages and pulling out well-worn copies to share passages. You can find Joan C. Williams at: biasinterrupted.orgjoancwilliams.com