50 Ways to Fight Bias Fighting bias at your organization
Bias is holding women back in the workplace—and company leaders and employees are looking for concrete ways to take action.
How companies can use this program
The 50 Ways program is flexible—there are a number of approaches companies big and small can take. Explore some options for bringing the program to your company—from engaging your employees, to training your managers, to integrating into hiring and promotions.
Engage Your Employees
Host a workshop for employees
For large gatherings—either in-person or virtual—select a set of cards and use the virtual moderator guide to walk everyone through the activity. Break participants into smaller groups or virtual breakout rooms to discuss the situations and brainstorm solutions together.
Check out how SurveyMonkey used this implementation strategy.
Integrate into existing trainings
Embed 50 Ways into existing employee trainings. This could be bias trainings, manager trainings, or any DEI programming you have.
Incorporate into team meetings
For common workplace activities like team meetings, use the cards or videos individually. For example, discuss one card at each weekly team meeting or watch the videos together over a video call.
Train your managers and senior leaders
Host a workshop for managers
Lead managers through the activity. After going through the program, ask managers to bring the cards back to their teams. There is power in managers discussing bias directly with their teams and building a culture of calling out bias when it happens.
Check out how Fossil Group used this implementation strategy.
Host a workshop for senior leaders
Senior leaders play a key role in creating inclusive company policies, programs, and cultures where fighting bias is a norm. Lead senior leaders through the program to help them understand how they can build a more inclusive workplace.
Integrate into your hiring and reviews/promotions process
Use before hiring
Before each hiring process, pull together all the Situation cards labeled “hiring” and have anyone involved in the process review and discuss the cards.
Use before reviews and promotions
Before your reviews cycle, have anyone involved in the process engage with the Situation cards labeled “reviews & promotions”. The cards should be used before conducting a review and before starting a promotion discussion—and evaluators should be given regular reminders or refreshers.
Facilitate small group discussions
Run a small group discussion
For small group gatherings, use the deck of cards—either physical or digital—to lead participants through the activity. You can do this in one session or over the course of a series.