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Thursday, August 22 • 12:05pm - 12:40pm
Confessions of Unconscious Bias - Learning to Be a Better Male Ally - Guy Martin, Autodesk

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Unconscious bias - it’s been in the news a lot in the last several years, but usually from the perspective of how damaging it is to women and under-represented groups when combined with white male privilege. This presentation is about the other side of this equation - how can someone who was unaware of their own unconscious bias and white male privilege learn to use these in a positive way to help these under-represented groups. This is a frank and honest journey of one man’s struggle to separate the very real struggles of education and career from his inherent privilege as a white man in a male-dominated field.

On this difficult journey Guy Martin learned a lot, and plans to share both the positive aspects and challenges in hopes that other prospective male allies understand how to be more effective advocates for those who can truly benefit from the privilege we have. He'll share some lessons learned, as well as some practical tips for making a difference as a male ally.

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Guy Martin

Executive Director, OASIS Open
Guy Martin is Director of the Open@ADSK initiative at Autodesk, where he's responsible for overseeing the company's open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects, as well as representing the company in open source communities and organizations. He has over two decades... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2019 12:05pm - 12:40pm PDT
Aqua Salon E