Jess Wass

Unmasking Microaggressions

Microaggressions have been referred to as “death by a thousand cuts”. In this workshop we help participants understand what makes a microaggression a microaggression. By gaining understanding of the nature and impact of microaggressions, your team can be prepared to respond and act. We also combat some of the challenges and fears around responding to microaggressions. With this in mind, we explore strategies to respond when you are a witness or a target of microaggressions. As a result of this workshop, your team will have the language and understanding to navigate through these challenges in a more effective and respectful way.

The Three Learning Objectives for this Seshie are to:

– Gain an understanding of what is a microaggression, the different forms they come in, and the impact they can have on marginalized groups.

– Learn the different methods to respond, interrupt, and combat microaggressions so you can move from bystander to ally.

– Develop a personal microintervention toolkit to identify and disrupt microaggressions in the workplace and in your personal life.

My Background

Jess Wass is a Career Coach and Consultant with expertise in high-performance environments. She helps high-achieving individuals craft intentional career paths and high-performance organizations cultivate people-centric work cultures. She's been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Jess Wass creates and facilitates workshops aimed at helping teams develop a culture of communication, as well as, building diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures. Jess has over 12+ years experience working in high performing cultures such as finance, strategy consulting, and startups. She has a Masters in Organizational Psychology with a focus in Change Leadership from Columbia University's Teachers College. She received her BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked with various organizations to develop and deliver trainings such as Edward Jones, Mursion, Rethink, Starface, Briogeo, and more.

What Team Members Should Bring

Internet Connection
Computer, Phone or Tablet

The Setup For the Virtual Session

This seshie takes place in my home office.

Seshie Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Team Building and Camaraderie

Communication and Trust

Kindness and Empathy

Learning Something New

Cancellation Policy

As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels

How to Experience Seshie

Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.