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March Program Meeting - Breakfast

Why Josh is More Likely to Speak for His Group Than Jessica: Breaking Biased Habits at Work

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Presented by Therese Huston, Ph.D.

Huston Promo FlyerMarch program meeting is a collective effort with the International Association of Business Communicators Tulsa to bring in national speaker and author Therese Huston. Therese has spoken with groups at Microsoft, Amazon, TEDxStLouis, the Cleveland Clinic, Notre Dame University, and Harvard Business School. 

The next time you’re in a meeting where people are offering updates on a team’s progress, notice who speaks. Chances are you’ll hear from more men than women, even if women were crucial behind the scenes. Why does this happen? Who will get the credit for that group’s work? And how many women need to be in the room before they typically participate on par with men? Therese Huston shows that the "men speak, women listen" dynamic emerges among the most well-intentioned (and well-educated) groups. Therese shares strategies for curbing gender bias in group work and meetings, regardless of the gender ratio. You’ll leave equipped to bring everyone’s best ideas to the table.

At this event Therese will:

  • Teach you how to recognize and address issues of unconscious bias.
  • Use data from scientific research to discuss gender habits, perceptions and strategies.
  • Leave everyone with practical strategies they can begin to use today.

Therese Huston is looking to change the conversation about women as decision-makers. Her book, How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices, debunks popular negative stereotypes about women as decision-makers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She’s written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and her first book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, was published by Harvard University Press.

Therese received her BA from Carleton College and her MS and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Therese was awarded a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2004, she made the leap to the west coast and became the Founding Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. Drawing upon her background in cognitive science, she has spent the past decade helping smart leaders make better decisions.

When she’s not writing or speaking, she loves to travel, spend time with her husband, sip tea, play with numbers, and bake amazing gluten-free chocolate cake.

7:15am - 8:00am - Registration and Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am - Presentation by Therese Huston, Ph.D.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This Program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

HR Certification Institute’s® ( official seal confirms that TAHRA meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

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March 27, 2019 | 7:15 - 9 a.m.

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Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills
1902 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136

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Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills
1902 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136