Diversity: Does Entrepreneurship Level the Playing Field?

“We have to deal with our biases so that we can interact with others who are different than us.”

Dyann McDowell, President of Training Marbles , Inc. speaks with host Mary McCarthy about diversity and subconscious biases in the workplace. Training Marbles offers training and consulting to businesses in the Midwest. A popular topic is diversity; teaching employees about bad behavior in the workplace, and how to get along with others not like them.

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  • Race
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  • Religion or creed.
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  • Sex
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  • Veteran status


“The one thing that enters the room for me, before I enter the room, is the fact that I’m African American. In a lot of ways, as an entrepreneur, I work much harder to get to the same place.”

What You Will Learn:

  • Better understanding of bias and how it affects your perceptions
  • Real examples of biases in the workplace
  • Preventative steps small business employers need to take to educate themselves and employees

Dyann McDowell                                                                                                                 President of Training Marbles                                       dmcdowell@trainingmarbles.com                                                                  (844)3MARBLES

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

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