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How Prejudiced Are You? Recognizing and Combating Unconscious Bias
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How Prejudiced Are You? Recognizing and Combating Unconscious Bias


When: Friday, May 4, 2018
From 7:45 am to 9:30 am
Where: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
4 Times Square
New York, New York  10036
United States

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How Prejudiced Are You? Recognizing and Combating Unconscious Bias
A Free Members Only Event


The BOLD Committee is very proud to present this month’s workshop on the topic of unconscious bias.

“You must be black if your name is LaWanda”

Overt racism is easy to identify. But what about unconscious bias – soft prejudices that we all have, but of which we are basically unaware. In today’s heated social and global climate, this lack of awareness can deeply impact your professional and personal life, as well as the way you unintentionally communicate and think. It can even have serious economic ramifications.

This provocative workshop will take a deep dive into the subject, where you will confront your own biases and see how you - regardless of race, status, income or education - have been a victim of unconscious bias.

To encourage a genuine and open discussion, this conversation will take place in a safe space, where no comment or thought will be judged, and the dialogue will strictly remain within the group.




Jennefer WitterJennefer Witter is the CEO/Founder of The Boreland Group Inc. (, a New York City based public relations firms with a presence in Washington,DC. The firm, which specializes in corporate and executive visibility, was named by as one of five black-owned companies in the US “making a buzz.”

Jennefer was named one of the top ten black CEOS/entrepreneurs in the country by Madame Noire Magazine. A passionate advocate for women, Jennefer is an active speaker, with presentations at Brown Brother Harriman, The Pentagon, The Brookings Institution, Stony Brook University, York Correctional Facility for Women and Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program; she is an instructor at the 92nd St Y.

Among the topics she addresses are gender-based workplace conversation, implicit bias, social media, networking and personal branding. She is the author of “The Little Book of Big PR: 100+ Quick Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed” (HarperCollins).

Jennefer has been featured in the The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, Fast Company and the Associated Press.


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Event Schedule
7:45 - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 - 9:15 am Interactive workshop
9:15 - 9:30 am Networking

FREE, FWA Members Only  | Light breakfast will be served A $25 charge will be applied for no shows



Subway to Times Square: A,C,E,N,Q,R,W,1,2,3,7,S

Special thanks to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for hosting the space and generously providing breakfast for this event.


This event is organized by the BOLD Committee of the FWA of NY, Inc.


About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.


Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- NO WALK-INS

 Reservations/Cancellations are required by Wednesday, May 2, 2018



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