Are you aware of your unconscious biases?

Today is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Break The Bias” to create awareness against bias and strive for a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

Bias goes beyond gender and when we meet people our brains rapidly process and make quick judgments based on what we first see, for instance their gender or age, sex, weight or appearance, race or ability. This often happens without us even realizing it, leading to unconscious bias. These biases may lead to people or groups being treated less favorably and discriminated against.

Unconscious bias is difficult to identify and address as we are unaware of it. Which are your unconscious biases? There is no shame in having them, as it is part of human nature, but if you become aware, you can be conscious about your biases in your day-to-day life. Here you can do a test to reveal them: 

Working actively for an inclusive and diverse work environment

At Doctrin we want to radically improve healthcare, to enable truly equal and available healthcare that does not discriminate. And that needs to be reflected not only in what we deliver to our customers but also in our culture, in the way we work and treat each other. 

We want our employees to come to work and feel confident and comfortable that they can always be themselves. That they can be authentic, feel valued, and that they add value, regardless of gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, or age. We constantly strive to become better in this area.

Doctrin’s platform helps reduce bias inaccessibility to healthcare.  And when preparing for a consultation, automated medical history taking assures that bias does not influence which questions are asked to the patient. Reducing bias in healthcare is critical to overcoming health disparities, and we will continue to focus on making our platform accessible and equal for all patients.  In our recruitment process, we constantly assess how to develop an even more bias-free process and ensure all candidates have the same great candidate experience. 

Today, on international women’s day, we put extra focus and emphasis on gender equality. However, the work to increase diversity, equality, and inclusion needs to happen every day.