Learn the psychology of unconscious bias and the ways in which bias interferes with our ability to think clearly and bring out the best in ourselves and others.
Ashley has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, with focuses in Social Systems and Management of Human Services. Her current research focus is on how organizations can develop inclusive systems that mitigate bias and promote belonging. At LifeLabs Learning, Ashley leads IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-bias) work and supports the direction and development of the facilitation team.
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The LifeLabs Learning value that most resonates with me and why: I feel a deep connection to each one of our values, but Courage Over Comfort is more than just a work value to me–it is how I live my life on a daily basis. It reminds me to advocate for what I think is right, be vulnerable with others, and constantly push myself to grow and learn.
Pronunciation guide: Schwedt (rhymes with suede if you ask half of my family and sweat if you ask the other half; Dealer’s choice!)
Languages spoken: English (fluent)
Fun fact: I dated an Ashley for 3 years. It was too much to handle.