By k | February 22, 2012 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

During
Black In America: The New Promised Land
- Silicon Valley,

one of the mentors
pointed out that
young white guys land more tech funding.

So what did he do
as NOT a young white guy?

He hired a young white guy
to pitch his company to venture capitalists.

One of my writing buddies
writes gay romances.

She’s not male OR gay
so she hires hunky males
(often they’re gay)
to pose with her at book signings.

Her fans love attending her events.

Yes,
it would be wonderful
if we were judged on results alone
but we don’t live
in that imaginary world.
We live in a world filled with bias
and hurdles.

Life is easier when we acknowledge bias
AND develop an action plan
to overcome it.

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