AFLA is excited to announce Women In Fleet Management (WIFM), will once again hold their annual session and reception at this year’s Annual Corporate Fleet Conference (AFLA 2017), on Sunday, September 17th, at the M Resort in Las Vegas, NV. This annual session and reception are open to all AFLA Conference attendees and is a great way to kick-off your education and networking
Kathleen Nalty will be the keynote speaker at WIFM’s session: ‘Outsmart Your Unconscious Bias. President of her own consulting company, she is a nationally-recognized expert in strategies for creating cultures of inclusion to retain and advance diverse talent, particularly in legal organizations. She specializes in helping organizations identify systemic issues that cause higher attrition rates for people in already underrepresented groups. Kathleen has devoted her entire career to her passion for diversity, civil rights, and inclusion. She founded the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) in Denver, Colorado and led the nonprofit as its Executive Director from October 2007 through January 2013. In this role, Kathleen developed the only “how to” manual for legal organizations that has a comprehensive step-by-step process for removing hidden barriers to retention and creating an inclusive workplace.
Despite our best intentions, research shows we all have it – unconscious, unintentional bias. Scientists estimate that 80% or more of our thinking happens outside our conscious awareness. Unconscious attitudes and beliefs are shaped by all kinds of influences – some of which we wouldn’t agree with or accept on a conscious level. Yet, these unconscious thoughts leak into our decision-making and can have a profound impact in the workplace as well as business decisions and relationships. The key is to learn how to recognize our own unconscious biases as well as practical ways to interrupt those biases so we can make better decisions and serve customers and clients more effectively.
Register now to secure your spot at this year’s premier fleet conference, “Your Winning Hand – Align, Advance, Accelerate, Achieve,” and be sure to add both the WIFM Session and Reception to your registration!