Hacking Unconscious Bias (June 21st)



Thursday, June 21st: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves)
New York, NY 10019

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Hacking Unconscious Bias: Fireside Chat w/ Anurag Gupta, Founder & CEO of BE MORE America

Bias is an algorithm of the mind. We can hack it, and when we do, we unleash human potential. Be Social Change and BE MORE America are pleased to co-host this important conversation on unconscious bias – its origins, manifestations, and solutions to break it. During the course of the conversation, we will discuss the reasons why unconscious bias still pervades our society and what we can do on an individual level to hack unconscious bias.

Join us on June 21st at 7PM for this engaging conversation with Anurag Gupta about the ways in which we can begin to hack unconscious racial bias. Working together, we can change the beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors and transform the world around us.

BE MORE America is leading the charge to hack unconscious bias through the use of mindfulness techniques. Our goal is to create a measurable shift in the beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors among the gatekeepers and professionals whose decision-making power has a direct impact on all of our lives.


  • 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
  • 7:00pm – Interview + Q&A Discussion
  • 8:00-8:15pm – Unconscious Bias Activity + Reflection
  • 8:15-9:00pm – Networking + Closing


Anurag Gupta, Founder & CEO, BE MORE America

ANURAG GUPTA, MPhil, JD, is a sought-after mindfulness and unconscious bias expert. He developed BE MORE’s novel methodology after conducting decade-long multidisciplinary research and study of the causes of and solutions to bias, both interpersonally and institutionally. Since founding BE MORE, he has brought his methodology to over 10,000 professionals nationwide in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, finance, law, technology, and government.  

In the past, he has developed programs to foster critical thinking and ethnic reconciliation among youth in Myanmar; represented women’s groups to express grievances to international treaty bodies like CEDAW; provided counsel to criminal justice reform projects in the United States; published academic articles on triple-bottom-line corporate structures; and served as a Fulbright Scholar in rural South Korea. Through his work in a range of sectors globally, he witnessed firsthand that unconscious bias is a root cause of the innumerable challenges organizations face with respect to exceptional client services, employee relations and engagement, and inclusion and diversity. He has thus committed his life to training leaders and companies in key sectors in proven tools and skills to hack bias. You can witness the power of Anu speaking on the TED Stage or listen to him on 10% Happier with Ted Harris or the Inspiring Capital Podcast. Follow Anu on Twitter @AnuragNYC or connect with him on LinkedIn.


Marcos Salazar, CEO, Be Social Change

Marcos Salazar is a social entrepreneur, career + life coach, consultant, speaker, and community builder. His passion is working with professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives to help them pursue work they are passionate about, build authentic personal brands, become financially successful, and create lives that make the world a better place. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, nonprofit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as CEO of Be Social Change where he’s built the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City. Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. Marcos is a board member of the Young Professionals Nonprofit Network and an American Express Leadership Academy Fellow. You can learn more about him at www.MarcosSalazar.com.



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