Diversity and Inclusion
Implicit Bias: Recognizing blind spots to achieve organizational success.
This presentation will explore the following:
Increase awareness of the types of diversity
Understand the challenges of diversity
Increase awareness of unconscious bias
Understand the source of unconscious bias
Develop a desired mindset to combat bias for success
Speaker: Chari Mullen, The City of Fremont Diversity and Inclusion Director Chari Mullen is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the City of Fremont, Ohio and comes from the University of Toledo. In her inaugural role, she has worked with community leaders to diversity the education profession, recruit the largest minority class of police officers, and bring the minority business assistant center to Sandusky County. Mullen has nearly two decades of combined experience in higher education and the public sector in the following: higher education administration, student success initiatives, curriculum and assessment, non-profit management and leadership, diversity and safe place training, gender bias, cultural competence & awareness, educational advocacy, civil rights investigator, trauma & resilience, effective communication skills, mental health, poverty, substance abuse, drug court, and court reporting.
Her leadership extends beyond higher education and the public sector, but in her volunteer service to the community. In 2013, Mullen spearhead the creation of Momma’s House Community Development Center; a non-profit organization that helps youth find their purpose so they have a positive impact in their communities. In 2014, Mullen was sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Abused and Neglected Children in Sandusky County and currently in Lucas County.
Mullen earned a Master’s of Business Administration in Leadership and Bachelors of Criminal Justice in Justice Administration from Tiffin University. She is 2004 alumni of Terra Community College and 1997 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and Vanguard Sentinel & Technology Center. Additionally, Chari was an adjunct faculty member teaching courses in management of organizations and organizational behavior at Tiffin University. She has served as a certified substitute teacher for Fremont City Schools; teaching across the district.
As a servant leader and educator, she has been building community, inspiring action, and uplifting leaders to push the success needle forward through positive innovation. In her leisure time, Chari loves engaging in book clubs, listening to jazz music, and exploring new adventures.