Unconscious bias 

                     Diversity and inclusion have become pillars of strength for many businesses, but unconscious bias is still an area of concern. "Unconscious biases are learned stereotypess that are automatic, unintentional, and deeply ingrained in each of us. Since many of these prejudices exist beyond the conscious level... we must first acknowledge that they in fact exist," says George. Training workers to identify and build skills to overcome these unconscious biases is a good first step. (Photo: Shutterstock) IICF has made a  recording of the program available for viewing on its  Dialogue for Diversity webpage. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As the nation grapples with continuing social unrest and weeks of widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) hosted its first-ever virtual leadership program focused on diversity and inclusion issues in the insurance industry on June 26.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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