We all have biases and blind spots, unconsciously affecting the way we collaborate with others. In this 99U talk, Black Girls Code founder Bryant shares how pervasive biases are in our society and how that affects our careers and our culture.
"We must take into account this disparity between our intentions and our actions," she says sharing the story of her own bias while dropping her daughter off at a male-dominated engineering club, worrying about whether she’d be accepted. “That [situation] drove me to look at how that bias impacts how we work in the world,” Bryant said. If we’re to do our best work as individuals and as a society, she says, we must recognize and combat these inclinations.