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The Path to Inclusive Workplaces: Tackling Bias as a DEI Practitioner

Articles Dec 19, 2023

As DEI practitioners, we’d like to believe that we don’t have biases. But the truth is, we all do, no matter our profession, beliefs, or values. Everyone has unconscious biases, also known as implicit biases, and it’s up to each individual to recognize – and work to mitigate – these biases. 

This is especially true for those of us working in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space. It’s hard to get others to understand their biases, if we haven’t done the internal work first. Practitioners must uncover their own biases to be effective in their role. DEI work requires meeting all people where they are, which can be difficult if you harbor biases that trigger judgmental feelings. Practitioners should strive for a growth mindset in order to remain open to continuous learning and self-discovery.


Kaela Sosa

Kaela (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement. She applies her writing, project management, and production skills to advance DEI.