Manage episode 296765920 series 2837467
A few months ago Steve was researching the topic of bias in the workplace when he came across an incredible TED Talk -- “How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias”. Not only was it well delivered, but it also inspired him to look deep within himself and to take action to become a more empathetic person. Although Steve is far from perfect, and will never claim to be, he has learned that by small and simple things, he can harness greater happiness in both his life and in the lives of others.
This is why he wanted to get Valerie on the show, not to rehash her TED Talk, but to dive deeper into her incredible story about how she has gone from a corporate securities lawyer, investment banker and executive in Silicon Valley, screenwriter and director in Hollywood, to an author, keynote speaker, and successful business leader.
Valerie Alexander is committed to expanding happiness and inclusion in all communities. She has spoken at hundreds of conferences, colleges and companies, including Coca Cola, GE Capital, P&G, NASA, Tillamook, Santander, World Fuel, Amdocs and notable Real Estate industry events such as, WomanUP!, Luxury Connect, OwningIT, ICNY and several Associations’ annual meetings, retreats and leadership trainings. She was also the commencement speaker for her undergrad alma mater, Trinity University, giving the inspirational talk, "Tiger at Heart."
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Valerie’s Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/valerie_alexander_how_to_outsmart_your_own_unconscious_bias