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How Microaggressions Can Dismantle an Organization’s Professional Development & Diversity & Inclusion Goals

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  • Description

    Seemingly innocuous comments, pronoun use and jokes can all seem innocent, but may amount to an inadvertently hostile environment for employees. Employee turnover as a result of such toxic environments are never good for a businesses’ bottom line. This enlightening CLE course will use a social science and current events approach to make you more aware of implicit bias and micro-aggressions for healthier work environments.

    The course will help you to recognize and admit biases you might not have been aware of and thereby increase your cultural sensitivity to foster and more diverse and ultimately successful workplace.

  • Instructor Bio

    Ama Karikari-Yawson

    Ama Karikari-Yawson earned a BA from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has worked in both finance and legal capacities at Bank of America, Citigroup, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

    In 2013, a painful experience with racial bullying inspired her to write her best-selling fable about difference, Sunne's Gift. Ms. Yawson became so personally invested in spreading the book's message of healing, that she quit her high-paying job as a securities lawyer to become a full-time storyteller and educator.

    Her research areas and speaking topics include diversity and inclusion, cultural change, leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal empowerment. Her life-changing training sessions incorporate storytelling, dance, history, psychological research, and legal analysis to truly propel participants toward more conscious lives.

    Through her company, Milestales Publishing and Training and Development, Ms. Yawson partners with a network of impactful authors, artists, academics, and thought leaders to provide a wide array of training programs to law firms, corporations, universities, and schools. Milestales’ clients include The National Bar Association, PSEG, Marubeni Corporations, State University of New York, and New York City’s Department of Education.

    Ms. Yawson is also a cultural activist and her essays can be found in the Huffington Post and The Atlantic. Additionally, Ms. Yawson can be heard on WBAI in NYC 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio on her show How to Make it in the City.

    Contact Ama to schedule a customized training program for your firm by emailing