Save the dateFeb 28, 201812 PM - 1:45 PM Add to Calendar
Venue Location

The American Chamber of Commerce in HK

1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road
Central, Hong Kong

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Contact Person: Natalie Yu

Phone: +852 25306919



Why Companies Should Develop an Unconscious Gender Bias Strategy

Our brains are exposed to 11 million pieces of information every second – far more data than they can process. In response to this, our unconscious mind has developed a way to filter this information to make quick decisions and judgements. In the busy world of work where we face multiple demands and complex tasks, we are more likely to stereotype to save time, particularly under stressful and time pressured situations. Research shows that this can lead to biases that prevent women from achieving success at the same level and rate as men.

To tackle these challenges, organisations are pumping large amounts of money into unconscious bias training. However, studies have shown that standalone unconscious bias training does not necessarily lead to changes in behaviours and, in some cases, may cause people to overtly act out on their biases.

Unconscious Bias Training is an important first step but taken on its own, it is not an effective driver of sustainable change or measurable results. Instead, companies need to develop a holistic strategy to tackle unconscious gender bias to achieve a truly diverse and inclusive workforce.

First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Sandwiches and beverages included

Jointly hosted by AmCham's Women of Influence Committee; People and Organizational Culture Committee and The Women’s Foundation

  • Clare Allum (Tax Talent Leader, Asia-Pacific  at  EY)
    Clare Allum
  • Sanjeev Chatrath (Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk  of  Thomson Reuters)
    Sanjeev Chatrath
  • Jo Hayes (Director, Pipeline Initiatives  at  The Women's Foundation)
    Jo Hayes
  • Susannah Yule (Director & Head  at  YSC Hong Kong)
    Susannah Yule


Members only price HKD 290


HKD 410
Cancellation Policy
•    All cancellations must be notified in writing at least two working days prior to the event, or six working days prior to the conference. No-shows will be charged
•    When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled