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Lunch & Learn - November


Am I a Jerk at Work? Combating Implicit Bias


In this empowering and engaging presentation, Stacy leads a discussion on some of the ways Implicit Bias affects the work environment, from the C-suite down. Everyone has some sort of bias and the only way to work through it is to recognize, accept, and own it. Drawing on her background in communication and as a minority woman in business, she provides tools and actionable strategies for audience members to implement in their personal and professional settings to recognize their own biases, chart a course for correction, and create lasting change in their lives. She challenges the status quo and encourages marginalized groups (and their allies) to not only lean in to the proverbial table but to speak up and be heard. Stacy’s perspective is fresh and witty, as she shares real and relatable examples of how bias manifests in everyday life. In her own journey as a single mom on government assistance to now the founder of a nonprofit, Stacy feels passionately about inspiring others to find it within themselves to create the changes they wish to see in the world.


With the understanding that DEI work is a marathon and not a sprint, this workshop serves as a catalyst to:

- Create more awareness of what Implicit Bias is and how it manifests in the workplace

- Learn ways to handle the impacts of Implicit Bias, as a participant or bystander

- Empower attendees to create change in themselves, their organizations and their communities

- Ignite excitement for attendees to continue DEI work in their personal journey

Meet the speaker

Author and TEDx speaker Stacy Bernal is a Change Instigator, inspiring and empowering audiences around the world. A vocal proponent of diversity, equity, inclusion and representation, she believes everyone is capable of creating positive, lasting change in their lives, communities and ultimately the world.

Stacy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Weber State University as the Graduate of the Year for Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. She also earned a certificate for Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the WSU Alumni Association & OWTC Foundation. She is the Vice Chair of the Ogden Diversity Commission, a member of the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce & the Ogden Chapter of the NAACP. She’s an avid runner and proud Ambassador for the Ogden Marathon.

She is the founder of Awesome Autistic Ogden and the Bernal Badassery Foundation 501(c)(3) nonprofit. She lives happily in O-town with her hubby, two sons, and two fur babies.

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Type of category: Lunch & Learns

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: November 18th, 2021

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $5.00

Students: Free


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