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All of us have unconscious biases, stories we make up about groups of people before we interact with them. These biases do not make us good or bad people, they exist because we have a brain. Our unconscious biases can have a negative impact on our interactions and leadership decisions. These biases have created and continued inequities across organizations and systems, and many people do not know or believe they
This session will provide an overview of unconscious bias and provide the brain science necessary to understand and mitigate the impacts of bias.
On March 2 (11:45-12:30) there will be a BONUS interactive ZOOM seminar entitled:
Through her work as Founder and CEO of Sharp Brain Consulting, Jessica Sharp is working to transform organizations through education about the brain. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct faculty member with the Organizational & Leadership Psychology Department at William James College. She regularly speaks about various topics related to the brain.
Jessica works to improve her community through her involvement in a variety of organizations including the Association of Junior Leagues International, the Junior League of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville, and the Greenville Theatre. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and is a Diversity Fellow with the Riley Institute and has been recognized for her work to better the Greenville community.
Jessica has a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Missouri, and she is currently a student at William James College where she is obtaining a Doctorate in Leadership Psychology.
Jessica is passionate about supporting underserved and minority communities, diverse representation, and brain education. In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family. Jessica is active on Instagram and Twitter at @sharpjes
The Rotary Club of Greenville is committed to this statement and to our guiding principles as stated in the Four Way Test. On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Peace Committee will sponsor Jessica Sharp, Founder and CEO of Sharp Brain Consulting to share her knowledge on how to unlock your brain and maximize potential personally and professionally.