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.


TIFFANY JANA (they/them/theirs) is the founder and CEO of TMI’s Portfolio companies, now celebrating 19 years championing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) values. Dr. Jana spearheaded the TMI Consulting Inc.’s transition into the world’s first Certified Benefit Corporation (B Corp) with a diversity accountability focus. Dr. Jana was awarded the B Corp community’s highest honor, the Hal Taussig Award, for blazing a path towards JEDI values in action.

Dr. Jana has positioned the TMI Portfolio of companies as the global frontrunner in metrics-based JEDI engagement. As a multilingual global citizen who has worked and lived internationally, Dr. Jana advocates for inclusion perspectives beyond the US context. Their global ideology is best experienced in their third book, the IPPY Award winning 2nd edition of The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good.

As the Founder of TMI’s Portfolio of companies, Dr. Jana helps position the enterprise and our teams to best serve our myriad, complex client engagements. Dr. Jana's vision is to redefine the future of inclusion; to manifest equity by creating an accountable, loving embrace of people and culture that includes an emphasis on liberation through joy. The workplace can and should be a welcoming, safe, and healthy environment where employees can thrive and grow. 

Dr. Jana has been featured in numerous publications and media including Fast Company,, Forbes, Harvard Business Review and countless other publications for their work on diversity, equity, empowerment, and inclusion. They have authored six books, two of which made this Forbes list, and given hundreds of keynotes and lectures around the world. Their fourth book, Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions won the 2020 Terry McAdam Award and the getAbstract International Book Award.

Last, but certainly not least, Dr. Jana is the proud parent of two college graduates, an artistic high-schooler, and a rambunctious yorkshire terrier. 

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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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