273 Women in Science “Breaking the Bias Habit” Workshop/ Reception
Oral SessionSpecial Sessions
This special workshop is an important venue held to address critical issues facing women scientists and at the same time providing opportunities to promote women in science and in the Societies. This program provides a unique opportunity for students to network with established scientists and the Societies’ leadership. It is our objective to improve the attendance of students in these programs that may lead to greater involvement with the Societies in the future. This year the program, held in conjunction with the Women in Entomology Committee, includes a keynote speaker with an interactive presentation on “Breaking the Bias Habit to Promote Gender Equity.” This workshop will include interactive exercises to illustrate the existence of unconscious or implicit gender biases, will show how these biases may play out in work settings, and will provide evidence-based strategies that can be used to minimize their impact. Participants will be asked to complete an “Implicit Association Test” prior to the workshop.