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Why Josh is More Likely to Speak for His Group Than Jessica: Breaking Biased Habits at Work

March 27, 2019 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am

Why Josh is More Likely to Speak for His Group Than Jessica: Breaking Biased Habits at Work

Co-presented with the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA). TAHRA members should register


The next time you’re in a meeting where people are offering updates on a team’s progress, notice who speaks. Chances are you’ll hear from more men than women, even if women were crucial behind the scenes. Why does this happen? Who will get the credit for that group’s work?  And how many women need to be in the room before they typically participate on par with men?


Therese Huston shows that the “men speak, women listen” dynamic emerges among the most well-intentioned (and well-educated) groups. Therese shares strategies for curbing gender bias in group work and meetings, regardless of the gender ratio. You’ll leave equipped to bring everyone’s best ideas to the table.


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to recognize and address issues of unconscious bias.
  • How to use data from scientific research to discuss gender habits, perceptions and strategies.
  • Practical strategies you can begin to use today.

When: 7:15 to 9 a.m. March 27 (Breakfast starts at 7:15 a.m.; Program starts at 8 a.m.)

Where: Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills, 1902 E 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136 (Council Oak Ballroom)


  • IABC Member fee: $20
  • IABC Non-member fee: $30
  • Student fee: $10

About Therese Huston

Therese Huston is looking to change the conversation about women as decision-makers. Her book, How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices, debunks popular negative stereotypes about women as decision-makers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She’s written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and her first book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, was published by Harvard University Press.

Therese received her BA from Carleton College and her MS and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. She was awarded a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2004, she made the leap to the west coast and became the Founding Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. Drawing upon her background in cognitive science, she has spent the past decade helping smart leaders make better decisions.