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 forviewing on its  Dialogue for Diversity webpage. (Photo:Shutterstock)

As the nation grapples with continuing social unrest and weeksof widespread protests against police brutality and racialinjustice, the InsuranceIndustry Charitable Foundation (IICF) hosted itsfirst-ever virtual leadership program focused on diversity andinclusion issues in the insurance industry on June 26.

"Dialogue for Diversity Live!" featured four insurance industryleaders focusing on leveraging opportunities and working andleading through crises and times of change. The virtual event wasattended by nearly 1,000 insurance professionals, who engaged inthe future of leadership in the industry.

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