Kimberly Papillon

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Kimberly Papillon

Talk: Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

“Can I touch your hair?” “So where are you REALLY from?” “So, what are you?” “Where are your wife and kids?” Everyday microaggressions have a way of creating and enforcing uncomfortable, violent and unsafe realities in the workplace. In this conversation, we will explore how brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, can create a toxic racial climate in the workplace, how Googlers of color can bring their most authentic selves to work, and how Googlers who identify with the dominant culture can make the workplace more culturally flexible.

Kimberly Papillon

Kimberly Papillon is an attorney who previously served as a Senior Educator for the California Judicial Council. Prior to that she worked as an attorney in large law firms representing Fortune 500 Companies, government entities and tech start-ups. Kimberly has a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law