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Fashion Firms Confront Unconscious Biases

Posted On: Jun 12, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

Pride Month has been raising awareness about diversity and inclusion of members of the LGBTQ+ community, making discussions about women and equality, and drilling through the concrete ceiling, seem all the more relevant. And there's been plenty of discussion. With women occupying only 4.8 percent of chief executive officer positions at U.S. Fortune 500 companies, the battle - as seen from across the great gender divide - is far from over.
CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, the largest ceo-driven business commitment, works with ceo's and presidents, academic institutions and nonprofits, representing more than 14 million employees. This week, Action is driving its mobile tour bus equipped with Check Your Blind Spots, an unconscious bias tour, to the New Jersey offices of fashion companies such as Ashley Stewart, Ralph Lauren, Movado and Tapestry. Using virtual reality and gaming technology, the tour gives participants an introspective look at their unwitting prejudices and encourages them to sharpen their...

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