"start with a diverse slate of candidates" Walmart.com CEO Marc Lore
Objective pitch Q&A
Promotion v Prevention Framed Questions
Ask questions in both the promotion and prevention frame, or after the founders have responded to your prevention framed question ask them to flip their answer and respond to the same question with a potential growth or where opportunity lies answer
Broaden your relatability
Get to know the person and their background
Mentor out of your comfort zone
Another bias we suffer from is implicit egotism or the tendency to gravitate towards people who resemble us. It can initially feel awkward to mentor people with different backgrounds and who come from different cultures. But, ultimately, it can lead to a richer experience on both sides as perceptions are altered by learning about each other. Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
'Accept the inevitability of your unconscious bias'
When people feel that they are objective, rational actors, they act on their group-based biases more rather than less.
Feeling objective appears to makes people more likely to act on their stereotypic biases.
Indeed, from the actor’s perspective, it may seem rational to act on stereotypic thoughts that, though they may arise from incidental environmental cues, subjectively feel like objective reflections of reality (see also Pronin & Kugler, 2007).