Erasing Institutional Bias
The highly anticipated follow up to Overcoming Bias

Erasing Institutional Bias:

How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion

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All humans have bias, and as a result,
so do the institutions we build.


While it is easy to identify intentionally built systems of oppression like Jim Crow or the paralysis caused by the glass ceiling for women in the workplace, confronting systems that perpetuate subtle, unconscious bias is much harder.

Erasing Institutional Bias will help people tackle structural bias regardless of their positional power. Eliminating systemic bias can seem an insurmountable task from the vantage point of an ordinary individual, yet Jana and Diaz Mejias empower readers to recognize that each of us has the ability to affect systemic bias through a deliberate, coordinated effort. Institutional bias afflicts all industries—including business, education, health care, government, tech, the arts, nonprofits, and finance and banking.

Among the types of institutional bias addressed are hiring bias, gender bias, racial bias, occupational bias, and customer bias. Jana and Diaz Mejias focus their attention on bias in the workplace and give readers practices and activities to create organizational trust to challenge these implicit biases.

Erasing Institutional Bias will help people recognize that each of us has the power to affect systemic bias. Each of us can evaluate our own current role in perpetuating systemic bias and define our new role in breaking down systemic bias.


Dr. Tiffany Jana (Doc Jana) is the CEO of Loom The Culture Map, Inc., and is a highly respected and influential diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant, speaker, and author. As a nonbinary person, they are a trailblazer in the DEI field, advocating for the rights and inclusion of all individuals, regardless of their gender identity, race, sexuality, or other identities.

Dr. Jana's expertise in DEI is extensive, having worked with a wide range of organizations to create more inclusive workplaces and communities. They are known for their intersectional approach, which recognizes and addresses the ways in which different forms of oppression intersect, ensuring that their work is inclusive of all individuals and communities.

Dr. Jana has written several groundbreaking books on DEI, including Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences, Erasing Institutional Bias, and Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions. They are also a highly sought-after speaker, having given keynote addresses and presentations at conferences and events on six continents.

Dr. Jana has received numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine, one of the Most Influential People in Business by Virginia Business Magazine, and the highest honor in the B Corp community - the Hal Taussig Award. They also led TMI Consulting, Inc., the world’s first diversity focused, award-winning B Corp for 20 years. They continue to be a powerful force for change, inspiring others to create more inclusive and equitable workplaces and communities.

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Ashley Diaz Mejias earned her MA in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and her MDiv at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond.

Ashley has devoted her academic work to researching and writing on racial bias and has written for blogs and led curricula for institutional conversations on race, systemic bias, and mass incarceration.

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