In this episode of the podcast, we talked to Karith Foster, CEO and Founder of INVERSITY Solutions, about unconscious bias, diversity, and connection. Foster shared her insights on how to be more aware of our own biases and how to mitigate them. She also talked about the importance of being comfortable with being uncomfortable and how it can lead to growth.
We also discussed the importance of diversity in the workplace and how it can help us to be more understanding and accepting of different cultures and practices. Finally, we talked about the importance of curiosity and connection in today’s world. Foster believes that we need to be more intentional about creating opportunities for connection, and that we need to be more curious about each other as we Team Anywhere.
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Karith Foster discussed the topic of unconscious bias and how it can impact our workplaces. She shared an exercise that she uses to help people acknowledge their own biases and how to mitigate them.
Foster believes that we are all biased to some extent, but that it is important to be aware of our biases so that we can mitigate them. She also talked about the dangers of “victimhood culture” and how it can rob people of their power and independence.
How Leaders Overcome Personal Bias
Foster talked about the importance of diversity in the workplace, and how it can help people to be more understanding and accepting of different cultures and practices. She discussed the importance of being able to be your authentic self at work, while also being mindful of professional dress codes. Karith Foster made the point that different cultures and ethnicities have different hair styling practices. Being aware of these differences prevents us from making unwarranted assumptions about someone’s professionalism based on their appearance.
Why We Should be Curious With Each Other
Karith Foster discussed the importance of curiosity and connection in today’s world. She argued that we are becoming increasingly indifferent to each other, and that this is due in part to our reliance on technology and our lack of face-to-face interaction. Foster believes that we need to be more curious about each other and that we need to be willing to ask questions.
Foster advised that we be more intentional about creating opportunities for connection. Foster’s insights are timely and important. In our increasingly divided world, it is more important than ever to be curious about each other and to build relationships with people who are different from us.
What does C.A.R.E mean?
Karith Foster discussed the importance of CARE in our relationships. She defined CARE as an acronym for conscious empathy, active listening, responsible reactions, and environmental awareness.
Foster believes that we need to be more conscious of the impact of our words and actions. We need to be empathetic and listen to each other’s perspectives, respond in a responsible and thoughtful way and be aware of the environment around us.
Who is Karith Foster?
Karith Foster, CEO/Founder of INVERSITY™️ Solutions, is a media personality, author, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Specialist. She has appeared in the films, “Can We Take a Joke?” and “No Safe Spaces” as an advocate for free speech and conscious communication. Her work is creating a seismic shift in diversity, leadership and culture change in academic institutions, organizations and corporations across America.
- Website: www.inversitysolutions.com
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karithfoster/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZZHnre0DH5arsrUDSSjbVA
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FosterKarith/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karithfoster/
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