Cultivating Awareness of Bias
with Michelle Maldonado
For many of us, the idea that we operate from a place of bias when we do our work can evoke feelings of discomfort or denial. However, the science of our biases is clear—we all have unconscious bias—regardless of our race, gender, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation.
In this 7-part learning and meditation series Michelle will explain what unconscious biases are, and how we can combat them to create safer, more equitable workplaces.
Michelle Maldonado is founder of Lucenscia (pronounced loo-SENSE-see-ah), a firm dedicated to human flourishing and mindful business transformation. She is a former attorney turned business leader and is an internationally certified mindfulness and emotional intelligence teacher and practitioner.
Michelle’s work focuses on leadership development at the pivotal intersection of mindfulness, unconscious bias, emotional intelligence, authenticity, and compassion, nestled on a foundation of neuroscience and research. She serves as senior faculty for 1440 Multiversity’s Leadership Center, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification program and Bill George’s True North Leadership program.
Michelle has been recognized as one of the “12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement,” “Woman of The Year,” and a “Top Corporate Leader,” with her work featured in the Mindful Leader, the DQ Institute in association with the World Economic Forum, Mindful Magazine and Thrive Global. She is a graduate of Barnard College and The George Washington University School of Law.