I don’t think I know anyone who says that they don’t support Gender Diversity. Of course I do. I found however, my arrogant assumption was challenged when I was privileged to attend the Annual Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association European summit in Berlin.
This was attended by over 250 delegates, 5 of whom were men. I was seriously in the minority and stood out like a sore thumb. The event was truly inspirational, hearing stories of women leading innovation, acting bravely and making a difference in the world.
I was also challenged in my clumsy use of language and my unconscious bias leaked like a sieve from every pore. This experience really made me reflect on how I come across and even though I am a supporter of Gender Diversity in its wider sense, my upbringing and experiences affect the way I behave. It has made me think far harder about the impact my behaviour has on others. I wonder if you fall into the same trap?