Chapter Two

Start with You

The first thing you need to do is start with yourself. If you are not the CEO, then you will need support to get people on board and affect change. As an individual, you will need to take the following four steps before you can effectively erase institutional bias. These steps are important if you want the changes to be sustainable and persist beyond your tenure.

EXERCISE 1

Preliminary Work

Step 1. Evaluate your (old) role in perpetuating systemic bias.

Step 2. Define your (new) role in breaking down systemic bias.

Step 3. Cultivate allies.

Step 4. Create a movement.

Now let’s break down each of these steps to help you understand how to prepare for the challenging task of erasing institutional bias.

Step 1: Evaluate ...

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