"In a changing world of work, development is essential for everyone."- Christiane Funken, professor of sociology and author of „Sheconomy“

Unconscious Bias Training

Unconscious biases = Unconscious prejudices Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people.

Everyone has unconscious beliefs, and these prejudices result from the tendency to organize social worlds by categorization. For example, we put the perceived world into pigeonholes in order to be able to react faster to new information. Certain scenarios can activate unconscious attitudes and beliefs.

This bias exists primarily between women and men, as these are anchored in the basic pillars of society. These traditional ideas need to be broken down.

There are studies that show that training on Unconscious Bias may not have the desired effect. You cannot delete stereotypes – nor should you. It is more about understanding how they work and, above all, about designing processes and structures so that the consequences of these biases are as small as possible. Together we develop practicable solutions. We use behavioural economic findings, change processes and behavioural designs and support our training with follow-ups and iterations. This is how we create success!

Due to unconscious biases in assessment processes, there is a risk that women in particular will be disadvantaged in their careers as early as the selection stage and subsequently in the assessment and promotion process.

The workshops aim to promote a more inclusive culture of recruitment and evaluation, thus laying the foundations for a higher proportion of women at all levels.

Unconscious Bias training is particularly useful for employees who are involved in personnel decisions in order to create the basis for an inclusive corporate culture.

Through training and the creation of greater awareness of prevailing biases, situations can be identified more effectively and biases reduced. This is the basis for more inclusive diversity in the company.

In addition, standardised processes are needed to make decisions that are fairer in the long term.

The employees

  • learn what unconscious bias is.
  • discover why and what biases are good for and where they come from.
  • gain knowledge about how biases work, especially on hiring processes and career planning.
  • develop in small groups what prejudices prevail, especially about women and men.
  • develop interactively feasible solutions.

Feminine Entrepreneurial Mindset

A “Feminine Mindset” tends to take more social groups into account when developing new products. But innovation does not only happen by offering more diversity or hiring more women. It is not enough to have women in the company or in these places. They, and ultimately everyone, need the right environment to be innovative. A working environment where they can be their best self, where they can learn to manage themselves, create themselves and be (this is most difficult) self-starters instead of waiting their turn.

An entrepreneurial mindset helps us to think ahead, to move forward within the scope of our possibilities, to improve and solve problems and to be resistant when faced with challenges, as these are seen as more natural and solvable.

More in the article “Count on women when it comes to fostering entrepreneurial mindset”

"Reducing the impact of hidden preferences on personnel decisions is one of the most important factors in increasing the proportion of women in corporate management teams".- Linda Dauriz, partner, McKinsey

Female Leaders Circle

We have developed a unique Circle, which specifically strengthens and promotes prospective women leaders.

With our expertise and experience, we have designed a program that helps women to advance their careers in the long term: Over a period of three to six months, we can provide the best possible support in order to offer a suitable and lasting professional development.

A Female Leaders Circle was held at CoWomen in 2019.

Female Talent Workshops

Giving women their own space and encouraging them to engage in a purposeful exchange promotes the feeling of belonging, visibility and being heard.

We offer formats such as workshops or dinners with short impulses on topics like work-life integration or career planning.

The goal is the creation of an active network of women. We also gain insights into the current status and situation of women in the company and their visibility. We evaluate the female potential.

The result is a short concept with recommendations for action in order to remain attractive for women as employers and to bring more women to all management levels. The Female Talent format gives women in your company a special voice and space.

We consult you on the right measures for your company!

With experience and expertise we find the trainings that will take you further.