LIVESTREAM: Sway: Unravelling our unconscious bias

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 9 June

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Credit: Pragya Agarwal

Price

Free. Suggested donation £10.

Event description

The Ri building may be closed, but our work continues online. Register below to receive a link to the live stream.

Have you ever been told to smile more, been teased about your accent, or had your name pronounced incorrectly? If so, you've probably already faced bias in your everyday life.

This talk explores the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world and how they affect our decision-making, even in life and death situations. Pragya will discuss how bias is playing a role during the current pandemic and how will become an even more important issue in post-covid world. 

Behavioural scientist Pragya Agarwal combines case studies, personal experience, interviews and real world stories underpinned by scientific theories and research, to cover a wide range of implicit biases in depth. She is the author of 'Sway: Unravelling Unconsious Bias', which was selected as 'Book of the Week' in The Guardian.

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About the speaker

Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural scientist, inclusivity consultant, two TEDx speaker, and an author.

Pragya helps organisations create equitable processes, offering keynote talks, audits and workshops in diversity and unconscious bias.

She was named as one of top 100 influential women entrepreneurs in the UK for 2018-19, and one of 50 on the 'High and Mighty' List making an impact in the India-UK corridor. She regularly appears on global radio and television platforms including BBC Women's Hour, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Breakfast, Australian Broadcasting Service and Canadian Radio.

Her latest book 'Sway' is available now on Amazon and in all good book stores.

How to watch live

1. Register for the livestream by clicking the ‘Register now’ button above.

2. Enter your first name and email address and click ‘Register now’.

3. The registration completion page will give you your link to the live stream 'room'.  Simply click the link and bookmark the page so that you can return to it later

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Your link gives you access the WebinarJam live stream room. If the live stream hasn’t started yet, this will be a ‘waiting room’. When the live stream begins, you can submit your comments and questions via the chat forum. Keep an eye on the chat forum for further links, e.g. if you'd like to buy the speaker’s book

Don’t worry if you miss the live stream. You will receive an email with a link to access a replay video, which will be available for 24 hours after the live stream. Check your spam filter if you don't receive this email. The video will also be uploaded onto our YouTube channel.

If you have any issues with your registration, please contact us at richannel@ri.ac.uk.

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm.

If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 24 hours.

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