Gender bias in the workplace is a known problem. Traditional corporate training treats it as though more information is all people need. Evidence shows this approach does not work. Systemic bias is a problem of habit—how people behave, not what they know. And that makes it trickier to change.
The framework we use is grounded in years of problem-solving within a variety of organizational contexts. Changing behavior is possible when you first identify the underlying incentives and rewards.
Together, in this full day workshop, we’ll explore ways to change the behaviors that create obstacles to women’s professional development. And we will do this without requiring extra effort from those who are most affected.
Who it’s for
YOU! If you identify as a woman and want to learn to communicate your position clearly at work.
What you’ll learn
Mule Design has decades of experience working within different office cultures. Building from our goal-oriented design approach, we’ll provide helpful tools for identifying and dealing with sexist bullshit.
We’ll begin by determining problematic behaviors, and identify assumptions and subtle biases that might be making your work life harder. This includes getting interrupted or ignored, unnecessary apologizing, negotiating, dealing with bro jerks, and being perceived as abrasive or bitchy.
Throughout this full day workshop, we’ll practice analyzing difficult situations and will come up with strategies for dealing with bad interpersonal dynamics. You’ll learn ways to communicate to make yourself heard and get what you need. We’ll also look at institutional processes and how they may help or harm work cultures.
"The day was honestly a treat. I got to know and learned from some truly amazing women who shared my same goal: to be able to do the job that I love in a supportive environment. I left the day feeling energized and excited to better advocate for myself and my work."
Senior Product Designer
Erika Hall directs the research, strategy, and information design practices at Mule. She has been working in web design and development since 1995.
Her enthusiasm for evidence-based decision-making led her to write Just Enough Research, published by A Book Apart. She speaks frequently to local and international audiences on topics ranging from collaboration and design research to effective interface language. Her recent talks explore the limits of using quantitative data to make design decisions.
Larisa Berger is a technologist and interface designer with broad expertise. Larisa is an experienced researcher, having worked with the MIT Media lab during her time as an undergraduate and in collaboration with Leaf Labs on their neuroscience data collection hardware.
She was part of the grand prize-winning team at Comedy Hack Day 2015 with their entry WellDeserved, a satirical marketplace addressing unexamined privilege.
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