Achieving workplace equity calls for both individual actions and collective engagement that bridges gender and racial differences. Join us for a virtual session focusing on strategies for bringing together members of historically power-dominant and marginalized groups to collaborate around advancing equity for all. VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab Co-Founder Lori Nishiura Mackenzie will be in conversation with Tina Opie, Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, and Beth Livingston, Associate Professor in Industrial Relations at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, who will share insights from their recent book Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work.
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 9 – 10 am PT
Tina Opie – Associate Professor of Management · Babson College
Whether as a keynote or interactive workshop leader, Tina’s focus is on creating more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces. Using her Shared Sisterhood framework and proven approaches for unearthing blind spots within individuals and organizations. Tina serves as a catalyst for new thinking—and needed change. As part of Opie Consulting Group, her speaking and consulting work has shifted thinking and action within organizations including American Express, Hulu, the NFL, and more.
Beth Livingston – Ralph L. Sheets Associate Professor of Industrial Relations · University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business
Dr. Beth A. Livingston is the Ralph L. Sheets Associate Professor in Industrial Relations at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, she spent 8 years at Cornell University in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations before moving to the Midwest. She is passionate about studying gender, stereotyping, discrimination, and the management of work and family. Her research has been highlighted in the New York Times, NPR, and the Harvard Business Review, and has been published in top academic journals. She has also done executive education, speaking engagements, and consulting for companies such as Accenture, John Deere, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and Allsteel. She is the co-author of Shared Sisterhood (with Dr. Tina Opie), one of Forbes Top 10 Business Books of 2022.
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About the VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab:
The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University generates foundational research to advance women’s leadership by diagnosing barriers, developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and disseminates research-based solutions by bridging the gap between research and practice.