Event: “Overcoming Bias” presentation and social with authors Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman



Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia

5:30 – 6:00 PM
Check In, Social
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Presentation by Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman
7:00 – 7:30 PM
Social – Light food and drink provided


Everybody’s biased — even nice people like you.

We all harbor unconscious assumptions about those who are different from us that get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from working together harmoniously and effectively.

Failing to recognize unconscious biases can create blind spots that expose our clients to legal risks and hinder opportunities for growth and innovation.

Implicit bias can impact your organization’s…

  • personnel decisions
  • the markets that you target or constituents that you serve
  • the talent you recruit and attract
  • the way that you advertise or provide access to your services
  • the working relationships you develop
  • the culture of your organization

At Sands Anderson, we believe in building the skills and fluency to identify bias, discuss it, and rise above it.

So, in an increasingly diverse and globalized world, what does respecting difference actually require?

You are invited to join Sands Anderson for an intimate, lively, and interactive discussion led by the authors of “Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences,” Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman.

We will explore how bias affects us and learn how to implement strategies to overcome bias by building authentic relationships. Every attendee will receive a copy of the book.

Tiffany and Matthew will share their research on implicit bias and offer insight on how truly diverse and inclusive workplaces begin with building authentic relationships across differences.

Over the past 175 years, Sands Anderson has provided legal services to help our clients focus on what they do best – achieve their mission and purpose. We view this as an essential conversation for ourselves and for our clients.  As an ally in business, we hope this event will spark and elevate the dialogue around diversity and inclusion for your benefit. Please join us.


Tuesday, September 26th
5:30 – 7:30 PM
The Broadberry
2729 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220