Barb Allen: Sidelining Unconscious Bias

35m | Jan 30, 2024

In this episode of the Soft as Steel podcast, host Dennis Doran talks with Barb Allen about her 26-year career in construction. Starting as an apprentice carpenter, Barb rose to become a success coach and gender diversity consultant. She shares her struggles with resistance and bullying as a woman in a male-dominated field and her efforts to overcome unconscious biases. Barb and Dennis discuss the industry's progress in diversity and inclusion, the importance of male allies, and the need for respectful workplace conditions, highlighting the significance of clean facilities as a measure of respect for workers.

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