Posts on Apr 2019

How to Reduce Evaluation Bias in Business

Unconscious biases influence people’s everyday actions. These biases are shaped by people’s experiences and by cultural norms and allow them to filter information and make quick decisions.

In the workplace, women often encounter gender stereotypes and biases that reinforce the existing gender hierarchy, may hinder women’s career aspirations and retention, and may limit their ability to be promoted especially in traditionally male organizations.

Some evidence-based suggestions for organizations to minimize bias in performance evaluations are:

  1. Provide unconscious bias education as part of leader development training.
  2. Be specific and clear about evaluation criteria.
  3. Hold evaluators accountable.
  4. Avoid lone-wolf evaluators, include several people during the process.
  5. Be transparent in who, what, how and why everything is being evaluated.
  6. Consistent and frequent evaluation is better.

 

Organizations are more aware of the high costs associated with turnover and of the benefits of gender-diverse leadership teams such as increased productivity and creativity. Commitment and action from enterprises are vital for this endeavor. Let’s keep raising awareness of biases that hinder women’s development in the workplace and strive toward making the unconscious conscious.

 

To access DISH Collective Resource Groups’ training on unconscious bias, visit:

https://dishwomensnetwork.com/past-event-videos/ 

 

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DWN Leadership Networking Series: Amy Phelps

This new event series is your open forum to get to know and chat with leaders throughout Dish in an informal setting. These sessions will be a roundtable format with your peers and held in the Meridian Café Event Room. We encourage you to prepare some questions in advance; sample questions could include:

  • How have you dealt with change throughout your career?
  • What excites you the most about your role and/or DISH?
  • How do you stay up to date on skills/training?
  • What are key qualities you look for in identifying top talent?

This session will provide you an opportunity to network with Amy Phelps, Senior Manager of Workforce Management in the CXO.

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DWN Leadership Networking Series: Robb Origer

This new event series is your open forum to get to know and chat with leaders throughout Dish in an informal setting. These sessions will be a roundtable format with your peers and held in the Meridian Café Event Room. We encourage you to prepare some questions in advance; sample questions could include:

  • How have you dealt with change throughout your career?
  • What excites you the most about your role and/or DISH?
  • How do you stay up to date on skills/training?
  • What are key qualities you look for in identifying top talent?

This session will provide you an opportunity to network with Robb Origer, VP of IHS Field Operations.

 

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DWN Leadership Networking Series: Janet Gipson

This new event series is your open forum to get to know and chat with leaders throughout Dish in an informal setting. These sessions will be a roundtable format with your peers and held in the Meridian Café Event Room. We encourage you to prepare some questions in advance; sample questions could include:

  • How have you dealt with change throughout your career?
  • What excites you the most about your role and/or DISH?
  • How do you stay up to date on skills/training?
  • What are key qualities you look for in identifying top talent?

This session will provide you an opportunity to network with Janet Gipson, VP of Talent Acquisition in Human Resources.

 

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DWN Leadership Networking Series: Kristin Arnold

This new event series is your open forum to get to know and chat with leaders throughout Dish in an informal setting. These sessions will be a roundtable format with your peers and held in the Meridian Café Event Room. We encourage you to prepare some questions in advance; sample questions could include:

  • How have you dealt with change throughout your career?
  • What excites you the most about your role and/or DISH?
  • How do you stay up to date on skills/training?
  • What are key qualities you look for in identifying top talent?

This session will provide you an opportunity to network with Kristin Arnold, Director of the Accounting Team GLDish.

 

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DWN Training: Communicating with Moxy

Join DISH Women’s Network and The Moxy Lab for this impactful communications training. The Moxy Lab’s Founder, Shana Cordon, will be sharing a small piece of her organization’s expertise in the communication and personal presence. If you’re hoping to create more impactful communication, improve your active listening, or have a more powerful personal presence, this training is for you!

 


Training Description:

Women in leadership walk a tightrope. Seen as too demanding or too meek, too emotional or too cold, women must find an authentic balance in a male-dominated work culture.

In this interactive presentation, we’ll review what research tells us about standards in communication and Executive Presence for women. We’ll illuminate characteristics that distract from or diminish one’s credibility, present approaches and tools to increase presence and influence, and view communication challenges in the context of Mindfulness. With Mindfulness we can remain balanced and grounded, even in the most challenging circumstances. This … Read more and comment

Today is Equal Pay Day: What you should know and do.

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages. Today, April 2nd, 2019 represents the day in the year that women on average must work through to make the same wages as men do on average the previous year.

The 2018 Women in the Workplace Report, published by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org, shows that while many US companies express commitment to gender diversity, statistics show it has not translated into meaningful progress. The study shows even though women have earned more bachelor’s degrees than men for the past decade and, are seeking promotions, negotiating salaries and staying in the workplace at the same rate as men, the pay gap still exists.

Since 2015, the DISH Women’s Network has provided an environment to foster relationships and professional growth through networking, education and career development. Our goal is to empower women to become leaders and create an inclusive work environment.

Some steps you can take today to be an agent of change:

  • Join the DWN: Be part of the conversation and spread the word
  • Educate yourself: Attend our speaker
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