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How Unconscious Bias Hurts Innovation | Women in Agile

By SolutionsIQ

Pioneer in Lean-Agile People Operations (formally known as “HR”) and CEO of Just Leading Solutions LLC, Fabiola Eyholzer uses science and statistics to help level the playing field for women in the business world. The data is compelling and it supports overwhelmingly the truly human characteristics that agile leaders portray: collaboration, communication, transparency and more. In other words, Agile leadership qualities could be described in words that are generally considered “feminine” or things that women excel at. This isn’t lost to Eyholzer, who believes that diversity of thought is what drives success, and the cross-functional team concept that is deeply ingrained in Agile is evidence. But there is still a long way to go to equality and thus greater diversity of thought, and job hiring practices are an area that needs attention: While women make 53% of the new hires overall, only 3% of the new hires for leadership positions are female. Eyholzer provides concrete tips for improving your hiring process – from job description to interviewing – so that it can be the gateway toward innovation and growth via diversity of thought. Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Leslie Morse hosts at the 2019 Business Agility Conference in New York City. Join us at the Women in Agile session at Agile 2019! Register here: https://www.agilealliance.org/events/women-in-agile-2019/ Be part of the Launching New Voices program. 3 mentors and proteges are chosen for the final conference. Sign up as a mentor or protege. Learn more about Women in Agile:womeninagile.org/ The Agile Amped podcast is the shared voice of the Agile community, driven by compelling stories, passionate people, and innovative ideas. Together, we are advancing the impact of business agility. Podcast library: www.agileamped.com Connect with us on social media!  Twitter: twitter.com/AgileAmped  Facebook: www.facebook.com/agileamped  Instagram: www.instagram.com/agileamped/

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