Jess Wass

Interrupting Unconscious Bias

In this workshop, we will be diving into the definition of bias, why we have biases, and why prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is important. From this understanding, we will then explore the various ways that unconscious bias shows up in the workplace and the effects that has on employees and customers. Finally, we can then turn our attention towards action and learn about the ways we can interrupt bias both from an individual and organizational level.

The Three Learning Objectives for this Seshie are to:

-Understand the origins of bias and what we mean by “unconscious bias”

-Explore how unconscious bias shows up in the workplace

-Develop ways to interrupt unconscious bias, both personally and as an organization

My Background

Jess Wass is a Career Coach and Consultant with expertise in high-performance environments. She helps high-achieving individuals craft intentional career paths and high-performance organizations cultivate people-centric work cultures. She's been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Jess Wass creates and facilitates workshops aimed at helping teams develop a culture of communication, as well as, building diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures. Jess has over 12+ years experience working in high performing cultures such as finance, strategy consulting, and startups. She has a Masters in Organizational Psychology with a focus in Change Leadership from Columbia University's Teachers College. She received her BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked with various organizations to develop and deliver trainings such as Edward Jones, Mursion, Rethink, Starface, Briogeo, and more.

What Team Members Should Bring

Internet Connection
Computer, Phone or Tablet

The Setup For the Virtual Session

This seshie takes place in my home office.

Seshie Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Team Building and Camaraderie

Communication and Trust

Kindness and Empathy

Learning Something New

Cancellation Policy

As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels

How to Experience Seshie

Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.