Understanding Implicit Bias as a Business Imperative

October 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Understanding Implicit Bias as a Business Imperative with Qiana Williams, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, OhioHealth
October 15, 2020 
Noon – 1:00 p.m.


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Implicit bias exists in all of us. Central Ohio PRSA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee has invited Qiana Williams, OhioHealth’s Vice President, Culture, Engagement & Inclusion and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, to help members better understand implicit bias as a business imperative and take a closer look at ourselves. This discussion will help participants to identify and overcome our own implicit biases (unconscious biases), which refer to the attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions.

Through this overview with Qiana Williams and small group break-out sessions, participants will learn: 

  1. How implicit bias can hinder achieving our highest potential through lack of awareness, knowledge and action;
  2. Tips for creating inclusive strategic communications plans and campaigns that go beyond “checking the diversity box;”
  3. Human resource strategies for D&I success that entail more than policies, but also include initiatives paramount to effective PR and a company’s overall success;
  4. Understanding “the business case” and ethics of D&I to help organizations drive diversity in their business model and reach diverse audiences; and
  5. Best practices for D&I and how they can play an integral role in an organizations’ crisis planning, corporate social responsibility and customer engagement strategies. 

OhioHealth was named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work ” in 2019 for the13th consecutive year. In her role with OhioHealth, Qiana Williams is responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded in the culture of OhioHealth, as well as OhioHealth’s recruitment, talent development, performance management, patient care, associate behaviors and succession planning efforts. Williams has a strong background in human resources and diversity work, has authored many articles and white papers and is the author of two books: “Win at Work: A Career Roadmap for Building a Wildly Successful Career” and “The Career Roadmap.”


$10.00 Member

$20.00 Guest