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Diversity & inclusion: Unconscious bias

11 February 2021

11 February 2021 17:00-19:00
Online only

AKD | ICA present: Diversity & inclusion: Unconscious bias.

Unconscious bias - there is no escape, we all have it; however unbiased we like to think to think we are. Accelerated by recent developments (and escalations), the topic of diversity and inclusion has now - rightfully so – been placed firmly on the agenda of most leading companies and institutions. This also goes for companies often (typically) perceived as ‘old-fashioned’, including law firms.

In light of AKD’s ambition to explicitly focus more on diversity and inclusion, AKD recently organized (internal) unconscious bias seminars hosted by renowned diversity expert Esther Mollema. According to Esther, the issue with unconscious bias is not that we are biased, the issue is that we think we are non-biased. She demonstrated that unconscious bias is part of us all, explaining how our brain works.

AKD is pleased to offer this – truly eye opening - experience to our ICA-friends, by organizing an unconscious bias seminar, exclusively for ICA. The seminar consists of two parts. Firstly a plenary (interactive) keynote from Esther herself. The link to this keynote will be made available for all ICA-members. The keynote is followed by break-out sessions in small groups (5-10 participants) for registered participants. Here participants can discuss the keynote, as well as the challenges and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion in the their organizations. The break-out sessions are limited to 40 participants and will be hosted by AKD moderators. Register now, and discover your own unconscious bias!


  • 17:00                Virtual walk-in & welcome
  • 17.15:               Introduction (15min)
  • 17.30:               Key note Esther Mollema (45 min)
  • 18.15:               Break (5 min)
  • 18.20-19.00      Break-out sessions (40min).

Date: 11 February 2021, 17.00-19.00

Location: online; link to the event itself will be shared closer to date with registered participants

Language: the event will be completely in English

Please do note that we do expect you to attend the event if you register; given the limited amount of slots and to also optimise the experience for other participants as well as our presenters