Link & Learn webinar: Breaking the Bias in Learning

7 April 2022 1pm – 2pm

Through this very special event in our Link & Learn series, we look forward to celebrating women in learning and examining unconscious bias to help create an inclusive culture in our organisations.

Janet Benson, a Senior Researcher in Learnovate, will host the event and has spent many years working in this sector.

We have invited a range of industry experts to participate in this webinar, including Aoife Garvan of WorkJuggle who run unconscious bias training workshops and have extensive experience in this area.

Aoife will explore some of the myths around learning and the underlying biases that exist beneath them. She will also explore learning in a post pandemic environment and asks how can we take the best out of the last couple of years and ensure it endures?

Neha Baj of Aurion Learning will discuss implementing unconscious bias training within companies, which if done effectively, should lead to a more inclusive workplace. Neha will showcase some eLearning they have developed in this area and how this can be easily adapted.

We will also be joined on the day by Sharon Claffey Kaliouby of Learning Pool, Christy Flis of Zoom and Kathryn Cullen of Digital Skillnet to delve into their experience on this topic during the panel discussion.

Our webinars give all attendees the opportunity to make valuable connections with others in our EdTech Community as well as practical take aways.


Janet Benson | Senior Researcher | Learnovate 

Janet brings over 15 years of industry experience to Learnovate. She has worked in Learning & Development with the Coca-Cola Company and Abbott Diagnostics Division, as well as implementing a number of innovative learning solutions as Education Manager with Lionbridge Technologies.


Aoife Garvan | Head of Marketing | WorkJuggle

Aoife has spent fifteen years working with the blue chip companies, LinekdIn and Oracle. From San Francisco to London and Dublin, Aoife has driven the early adoption of social selling and innovative inbound marketing techniques to mobilise teams for success. Aoife enjoys applying her experience of working with large companies to help spread the great work of WorkJuggle, promoting the ethos of flexible work for everyone.”

Neha Baj |Learning Design Manager | Aurion Learning

Neha Baj is a highly skilled educationalist with over 15 years’ experience in learning design. As Learning Design Manager at Aurion Learning, Neha leverages her insights into learning theory and curriculum design to develop engaging, effective learning experiences. Neha was also the Content Development Lead for Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme,


Christy Flis |Head of Global Education & Head of Women | Zoom

Christy Flis has been with Zoom for 7+ years, having built Zoom’s education vertical from the ground up. She is now leading Zoom Education across the world. Christy is also the founder and head of Women at Zoom, Zoom’s first employee resource group. She focuses on creating inclusive and supportive spaces to foster conversation, connection, and inspiration.

Kathryn Cullen |Programme Director | Digital Skillnet

Kathryn worked in the Financial Services sector for over 18 years. Since transitioning to Technology Ireland DIGITAL Skillnet Kathryn has developed and managed a number of strategic digital and diversity programmes including Women ReBOOT, TechLEARN and Transform – DIGITAL Transformation and Innovation. These have all made an important impact on the digital skills capacity and futureproofing of the new digital workforce.

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby |VP Strategic Alliance | Learning Pool

As well as working as an advocate for analytics-led, personalised workflow learning in collaboration with customers for Learning Pool, Sharon is co-founder of the #WomenInLearning initiative. She is the 2019 Top 50 Leaders in Learning & Development – Americas, 2018 Learning Professional of the Year from the global Learning & Performance Institute and a two-time member of the USFA National gold medal women’s sabre fencing team.

Date, Duration & How to Join

Date: 7 April 2022
Duration: 1pm to 2pm

Cost: Free

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