Unconscious bias refers to the prejudices and stereotypes we all can carry but are unaware of. These biases can impact our decision making and our ability to interact with those around us in an unjust manner. To create STEM sectors which attract, recruit and respect diversity, we need to challenge our unconscious and conscious biases. This talk will go into detail on what different types of unconscious biases there are, what impact they can have and what we can all do to challenge them.
Talat Yaqoob is the Director of Equate Scotland. She has a background in public affairs, campaigning, social research and training and development across equalities issues. She has previously worked on education rights, women’s representation in politics and tackling violence against women. Before joining Equate Scotland, Talat managed a number of projects in the Third Sector, worked in the Scottish Parliament, focusing on policy and research for a political party, and worked as a consultant for organisations focused on social equality and community engagement. She is also a member of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls.
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The meeting will be held at the Best Western Queens Hotel, 105 Leonard Street, Perth PH2 8HB. The meeting starts with an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues over tea/coffee and sandwiches at 18.30 followed by the presentation at 19.00. There will be opportunity for questions to the speaker. The hotel is within a two minute walk from Perth Rail and Bus stations and has a free car park. There is additional parking in the locality.
At every BCS meeting there is the chance to network with like-minded professionals both at the buffet before the meeting and towards the end of the meeting. Students and those at the start of their professional career may care to discuss their study choices or career moves with more experienced colleagues.
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