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The Women in Law Conference | Vienna | September 15 - 17, 2022

Track 3 – Microaggressions and micro-discriminations

Track 3 – Microaggressions and micro-discriminations

Eliminating microaggressions as a way to achieve gender equality in the legal professions.

Microaggressions are oftentimes unintentional, subtle, casual, everyday behaviors and interactions that communicate bias and send denigrating messages to members of a marginalized group (e.g., people of color, women*, LGBTQI+). They are hurtful and notoriously difficult to confront because the sender of the message often does not intend to harm and is unaware of the psychological toll these seemingly small offenses take. We will discuss the detrimental effects such as the lowering of work productivity and problem-solving abilities of microassaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations in the workplace and help raise self-awareness through information and practical guidance.

 

  • introductory keynote
  • expert panel discussion