May Luncheon: Overcoming Bias - Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences
05/31/2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET
Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
1700 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Online registration for this event is now closed.

To inquire if space is still available, contact Sara Hunt, chapter administrator, at (804) 994-1120 or e-mail

With all of the news about bias, what, if anything, is anyone supposed to do about it? In an increasingly diverse and globalized world, what does respecting difference actually require? Is unconscious bias real or is it just more diversity jargon?

Join us as we welcome Tiffany Jana, CEO and founder of TMI Consulting and co-author of Overcoming Bias, as she not only names the problem of bias, but also offers practical advice, solutions, tools, and stories based on her successful career as a global diversity and inclusion strategy consultant. She will discuss how to understand bias, talk about it with increased fluency, and control and conquer it.

About the Speaker

As TMI’s leader, Jana oversees the development of the firm’s strategy, client relationships and people. Jana also serves as a strategic advisor on client engagements, and has deep expertise in diversity and inclusion, marketing, leadership, and stakeholder engagement. Jana's vision is to help clients optimize their workplace and community environments based on stated values. If TMI can help clients shift diversity from a liability to an asset locally, the regional and global impact will expand exponentially.
Jana was named Style Weekly's 2013 Top 40 Under 40, Diversity Journal's  2013 'Women Worth Watching,’ and Metropolitan Business League's 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year. She also received the Enterprising Women of the Year Award 2017 from Enterprising Women Magazine.
Learning objectives:

- Define unconscious bias and increase unconscious bias fluency
- Destigmatize bias and relate to communications
- Provide tips and tools to mitigate bias


Honey Dijon Chicken with chef’s choice of sides and veggies with warm rolls and strawberry shortcake for dessert.

RSVP Policy

All RSVPs for lunch meetings must be made by 5 p.m. on MONDAY of the week of a meeting. After that time, members and guests will need to call Sara Hunt at (804) 994-1120 to see if space is still available or to be put on a waiting list if needed. Please RSVP early in order to ensure that you are included in the headcount for lunch! If you register as a guest and later determine that you cannot attend, please contact Sara Hunt, chapter administrator, at You must cancel prior to three business days in advance of the meeting to be eligible for a refund. If you cancel after that deadline, you will still be responsible for the lunch payment and will be billed if you didn't already pay online. No-shows will be billed for the lunch.

Event Contact

Sara Hunt, chapter administrator
(804) 994-1120


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