Monday, May 20 – Women’s Forum Agenda Announced

Monday, May 20 – Women’s Forum Agenda Announced
Posted: 22 of April

Join us for our annual Women’s Forum!  This year, NCMA is excited to present an Unconscious Bias & Allyship Workshop by She+ Geeks Out (SGO)!  

We’ve chosen to work with SGO for several reasons, including their unwavering commitment to the creation of a non-judgmental space in which to have candid, open conversations about diversity and inclusion, which can often be sensitive topics.

This event is always one of our most popular, and we cannot wait to have you join us this year.  All genders are welcome to join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking, valuable event!

One week before the event, we will be emailing an anonymous survey to all attendees. It will allow SGO’s facilitators to learn a bit more about the people who will be attending, with an eye toward gauging the level of knowledge and familiarity that exists with regard to concepts related to diversity and inclusion.   The survey will also provide a medium for you to voice any concerns you might have in a confidential manner.


Welcome and introductions

       Diversity, equity and inclusion

Understanding these topics and concepts

The business case for diversity and inclusion

       Navigating unconscious bias

Understanding unconscious bias

How and when biases show up; putting bias in context


       Understanding bias in the workplace: a review of specific types of bias and how they manifest at work

       Understanding terminology around allyship

What an ally is and isn’t

       Ally skills

       Scenario discussion: review real life scenarios and discuss how to approach them as an ally

       Action planning and wrap up

Review of strategies for mitigating bias

Review ally skills

Personal commitments and close out

The Incidentals:

When: Monday, May 20, 2019 from 7:30AM – 1:00PM

Where:  Osteria Posto,  99 3rd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451

Cost: NCMA Members $60.00; General Public $75.00

Details: Breakfast/Lunch included in the price


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