Nicole Shampaine
Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna
Nicole Shampaine

Very few people admit to bias or prejudice, even confidentially -- in fact, most people don't believe they have any. ‎As studies are increasingly demonstrating, however, subconscious bias is pervasive. One recent study shows nearly 40% of people demonstrate unconscious bias based on race and gender. Confronting such bias, which holds organizations and communities back from achieving their full potential, is critical and requires leadership from the very top.

I am honored, therefore, to join the ranks of Vienna's Gender Champions, and I look forward to achieving my goals to confront bias and raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in my organization and within the UN in Vienna.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.