MWI21 (3)

02/01: Diversity & Inclusion

February 1, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern standard time

Recognizing and Disrupting Negative Biases

This CLE is designed to raise consciousness about negative biases, discussing these biases at work, how they move about in society, and how they can negatively influence individual decision-making in the workplace. The webinar will conclude with a brief look at strategies to recognize the biases when they arise and how to mitigate their effects to avoid harmful decision-making.

Moderator: Melvin C. Garner, Leason Ellis, White Plains, NY

Speaker: Professor Kimberly Norwood, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, St. Louis, MO

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  • Garner, Melvin Garner, Melvin

    Leason Ellis | Partner

    Melvin Garner’s practice includes all phases of patent, trademark and copyright litigation and procurement involving various technologies. The technologies include laser applications, video circuits, telecommunications (particularly cellular phones), optics (including lenses for photolithographic equipment), sintered materials, office products, medical devices, and computer hardware and software (including gaming systems).
  • Norwood, Kim200 Norwood, Kimberly

    Washington University in St. Louis School of Law | Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law

    Professor Norwood’s research focuses on blackthink, colorism, implicit bias, and the intersection of race, class, and public education in America. She lectures around the world on colorism, various social justice/civil rights issues, implicit (and explicit) bias issues and was part of the national team of experts consulted to advise Starbucks on its national implicit bias training agenda.