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Unconscious bias, Cardiff

26 January, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

Talk about Unconscious Bias in the workplace and how best to overcome it.
Talk about Unconscious Bias in the workplace and how best to overcome it.

About this event

This event is organised by ICE Wales Cymru Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Group and jointly badged with RICS Wales.

Unconscious Bias affects all of us in our daily lives, whether at work or home life. This presentation explains how to recognise Unconscious Bias and how it affects our relationships, especially within the workplace, which will, in turn help you to challenge behaviour and ensure you appoint the best staff and your workforce benefits from a diverse mix of employees.

In association with:

Chawarae Teg Angile Nation2
Chawarae Teg Angile Nation 2

Event sponsors:

Atkins Global
ABC Electrics
Griffiths logo
Welsh Government


Gill Owen

Gill Owen
Gill Owen

An extremely experienced senior manager with over 30 years management experience including 21 years with BBC Cymru Wales working with matrix management structures and leading 5 diverse departments. As Chair of the Equal Opportunities Committee she implemented a number of initiatives to improve the diversity of BBC Wales workforce and was also instrumental in setting up the first BBC on site Nursery for staff.

This was followed by 15 years with Manpower UK, the global recruitment company, 14 years of which setting up and leading its Welfare Reform division. Prior to joining Chwarae Teg as an Employer Partner on its Agile Nation 2 project, Gill was interim Chief Executive for Welsh Women's Aid. Her current role with CT is to support SMEs in Wales to improve their gender balance and a number of modern working practices to become employers of choice.

Experience of working with the Public, Private and 3rd Sectors she has expertise in people management; change and project management; business development; HR; training and equality and diversity. She has also had experience of contracting with the DWP, Welsh Government, Welsh European Funding Office and the Ministry of Justice.

Gill is currently a very active member of Cancer Research Wales Trustee Board, a director of a social enterprise supporting disadvantaged youth and ex offenders and is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

Chwarae Teg and the Agile Nation 2 Project

Chwarae Teg exists to deliver our vision of a Wales where women achieve and prosper. We do this by working with women to broaden horizons and build confidence and skills; working with employers to create modern workplaces that are successful by harnessing everyone's contribution; and working with influencers, educators and decision makers to build a society that values, supports and benefits women and men equally.

The Agile Nation 2 project builds on the success of its previous Project to support Women into Management and Leadership positions and to support organisations to adopt practices to make Women's advancement in the economy possible.

Through this £10.2million project, developed by Chwarae Teg and funded by the European Social Fund and the Welsh Government, we'll be continuing the work to provide a positive and lasting effect on the progression of women in Wales.

We will be working with women and businesses across the whole of Wales in the nine Priority Sectors to promote gender equality, career advancement and improve the position of women in the workforce.