june, 2022

16jun(jun 16)10:00 am(jun 16)10:00 amThe barriers we don't see: an unconscious gender bias workshopFacilitators: Alizee Thibaud and Suzanne Mau-Asam


Event Details

How can you make the unconscious conscious?

Have you ever wondered how you could predict the winner of an election? Most often, looking at the tallest of the candidates can be a good indicator. Why? Because our minds unconsciously inform us that a taller candidate is a more capable politician, and when a large group of people have this perception, the candidate gets elected. This is the power of unconscious bias – you wouldn’t consciously elect a politician based on height, would you?

Now a quick question: did you picture a man or a woman as this politician?

Most people would have imagined a man, and there is a reason for this. Our minds make snap judgements daily, which are subject to the influence of our unconscious biases.

Unconscious biases surrounding gender create certain expectations concerning the roles we are expected to take on in life. This can create repercussions in individuals’ daily lives and careers.

Unfortunately, as the name implies, we may not always be aware of implicit bias’ influence…

Over the course of this two-hour session, you will be introduced to practices that can help you get more acquainted with the hidden parts of your mind and start making the unconscious conscious.

After this workshop, you will…

• be more aware of your own unconscious bias

• understand why our brains are prone to biases

• see the effects that these biases have around us

• know of strategies to implement to reduce your unconscious gender biases

• map out your next steps

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants to explore their unconscious and reduce their implicit biases to work towards a more inclusive world. From leaders, managers, and business owners to students, parents, and everyone in between – everybody can learn and find value in this workshop.

About the Experts

Expert facilitator Alizee Thibaud is a Learning and Development Advisor at Doors Open. Previous to her work in this field, she conducted research into gender-based unconscious bias, on which she has released commissioned written work as well as workshops.

Suzanne-Mau Asam is a Learning & Development expert, and the founder and owner of Doors Open and the Female Hub. Previous to this, she has over ten years of experience in the HR and Learning & Development world, having worked for large companies such as Shell, Nationale Nederlanden and Staatsloterij. Suzanne has a passion for using somatics to create lasting change, which she incorporates into the work and culture of Doors Open.

Price: €24.50 excl. VAT


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm