How the IMPACT Team will help break the bias

Imagine a gender equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge women’s equality.
Collectively we can all #breakthebias

Read how our team is breaking the bias.

I commit to encouraging women to explore a career in tech and science and support men in their curiosity to explore less traditional male dominated roles. – Lucia

This year, I continue to challenge myself and those around me to continue to work to #BreakTheBias. It’s what women, and all people deserve. I know that now more than ever I need to hold myself to an even higher standard. My (soon to join us) son needs to grow up in an environment where true equality and challenging biases is the norm. – Katie

This International Women’s Day, I pledge to do my part to #breakthebias by continuing to have open, honest, and respectful conversations with friends, co-workers and family (and anyone that will listen!) around the complicated, intersecting, myriad challenges facing women around the world today. I will also strive to keep myself informed by reading the works of notable female authors, and attending protests, talks and other events, to listen to and learn what other powerful women are doing to fight the system and strive towards achieving true equality. – Georgia

I #breakthebias by being an ally and constantly checking in on my own unconscious bias, ensuring that I treat everyone – no matter one’s gender, race or sexuality – with the same kindness and respect that I would expect from others. As a woman, I think it’s important that we shout our achievements from the rooftops, celebrate and support the women around us, and work together in breaking the glass ceiling – a ceiling that I hope in my lifetime, ceases to exist. – Trish

In order to #BreakTheBias, I strive to practice acceptance, to challenge existing stereotypes and to listen and learn when I can do better. I believe that by challenging the perspectives of ourselves and others, we raise awareness to all bias and together we can work towards creating and celebrating equality. – Emily

Unconscious bias exists in all of us. We first must address that in ourselves, being aware of the narrative we consume and pass onto others. To #BreaktheBias this year, I will continue to try and challenge my thoughts and beliefs by carrying on educating myself on issues of discrimination and intersectionality. In turn, I can then be best equipped to call out instances of bias I see around me in my own life. – Ebony

We must #breakthebias that inherently lies in our society to ensure women have safety, respect and equity in all parts of their lives. I will work to break the conscious and subconscious biases that surround us every day – both in my personal life and professional world. In my family, we believe that being active feminists plays a big role in breaking the bias – including my two young sons. It is not enough to be a passive supporter; you must be an active, vocal change maker. I have a lot of faith in the power of our youth, and the shifting narrative for women in this country – now it is about action. – Frances

In the words of Grace Tame during a Q&A session (after her National Press Club appearance with Brittany Higgins) “…men are not the enemy, behaviour is the enemy” #breakthebias – Nicole

Breaking the bias means actively interrogating old ways of doing things, not accepting the status quo, and consciously challenge those who perpetuate inequality. – Ryan

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