Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (Part 2) 

Mar. 22, 2023
ZOOM Webinar Online

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Speakers: Sameera Sereda, Managing Partner, The Counsel Network
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 12:30pm-2:00pm (Pacific Time)

This webinar is a part 2 of the CBABC Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series.

There has been much discussion in the legal market regarding unconscious bias. A vast body of research shows unconscious racism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, amongst others play a big role in who legal employers hire, retain, and advance

Unconscious bias can be detrimental to growing a diverse and innovative workforce. If everyone is the same, everyone will have the same ideas and come to the same conclusions. And that’s not how great businesses are built.

When we know better, we do better. In this session, we will cover unconscious bias in the workplace – what it is, when it happens, and what strategies can be used to challenge the behaviour.


About Sameera Sereda
Sameera Sereda is one of Canada's most respected voices in legal talent management. A former practicing lawyer and highly sought-after speaker, author, and strategic advisor, Sameera has combined her skills, expertise, and her extensive knowledge of the legal and business community to become the legal recruiter of choice in the Canadian market.

As Managing Partner and Chair, In-House Counsel Division, Sameera is deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive legal profession. Her greatest expertise is in providing creative and innovative talent management solutions to law firms and legal departments while focusing on building strong long-term relationships with both clients and candidates. Sameera's charismatic and approachable style, as well as her commitment to a strong ethical framework, contributes to her status as a trusted advisor and mentor, both externally and within The Counsel Network.

Sameera has dedicated much of her career to nurturing and promoting women lawyers. She is the Chair of Women in Law Leadership, a Canada Not-for-Profit Corporation dedicated to the celebration, education, and advancement of women lawyers, and the co-founder of the Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards.

Sameera often presents to firms and companies on recruitment and retention issues and advises lawyers on career management. She has also taught various courses in business law, business communications, and effective writing, and has facilitated numerous workshops in the areas of media training, strategic planning, and marketing. Sameera is a qualified diversity trainer and administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, as well as certified to deliver conflict resolution training.



This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.



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