March 10, 2020

Fashion Firms Confront Unconscious Biases

By Sharon Edelson on June 12, 2019

Pride Month has been raising awareness about diversity and inclusion of members of the LGBTQ+ community, making discussions about women and equality, and drilling through the concrete ceiling, seem all the more relevant. And there’s been plenty of discussion. With women occupying only 4.8 per- cent of chief executive officer positions at U.S. Fortune 500 companies, the battle — as seen from across the great gender divide — is far from over.

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, the largest ceo-driven business commitment, works with ceo’s and presidents, academic institutions and nonprofits, representing more than 14 million employees. This week, CEO Action is driving its mobile tour bus equipped with Check Your Blind Spots, an unconscious bias tour, to the New Jersey offices of fashion companies such as Ralph Lauren, Ashley Stewart and Tapestry as well as watch-maker and distributor Movado Group. Using virtual reality and gaming technology, the tour gives participants an introspective look at their unwitting

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