Ruzana is many things, but professionally speaking she plays a dual role as a co-founder of brightmeetsbrave.com and a successful sourcing professional.

Master of difficult conversations that often arise in business transactions as well as a fierce people leader, Ruzana's expertise and passion lies in women empowerment, negotiations and relationship management.

She's had the privilege of working for manufacturing and retail companies, in the US and abroad, for large corporations as well as small privately held firms.

Ruzana's beliefs: curiosity, resilience and character are what moves the world forward.

Having the experience of growing up in Russia, moving to the US on her own at a young age and rising to success through determination, collaboration and continuous learning, Ruzana has a unique perspective of global culture of business.

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Bias All Around Us

Ruzana Glaeser

Being human means being biased. Whether it’s explicit or implicit bias, and whether we recognize it, we all deal with bias in our lives. In a professional environment quite often it means a substantial obstacle in recruiting, retaining and promoting best talent.

Job descriptions, self-promotion, performance reviews – areas where bias creeps in, and off-sets our efforts towards equity in the workforce. In this session, useful to HR professionals and employees alike, we dive into details of how bias manifests itself and its implications in the workforce, as well as provide tools on how to assess equity in your organization, drive change, spot bias and move forward without fear.

Embark on the journey to minimize bias in your organization, so you can thrive!


  • What does explicit and implicit bias look like?
  • Tools to spot bias or acknowledge it
  • Techniques to off-set bias

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