Labels do matter
Many faces of Bias
Made in Assumptions
The Many Faces of Bias
It’s hard to talk about bias and discrimination. Each of us has been on both sides plenty of times. Possibly, or probably, many times without even noticing.
At Google, I have felt bias on the basis of social class, nationality, geekiness level, race and gender. Yet, I can wholeheartedly say, that I loved working there and it was almost always amazing. Being surrounded by great people, kind, smart and driven is a luxury. A unique opportunity and a privilege. I am humbled by the time I spent there and the people I worked with. That makes it even harder to write about this. Despite all this beauty, there were some thorns on this rose.
The lessons for me are clear: be kind, see the person beyond the label, ask yourself if you are making the right choice, find and own your own space and voice.