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Shifting Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Paradigms for Workplaces of the Future:

Research to Practice

Dismantling Bias Conference

March 23-25, 2022

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana

Chairs, Ellen Ernst Kossek and Tarani Merriweather

Krannert School of Management

Read the abstracts from the 2022 Dismantling Bias Conference

Read The Role of Organizations in Employees' Commitment to Addressing Racism

Suggested Citation for abstracts from this website: Author last name, first name, (2022). Author abstract name. Abstract of a paper presented at the Dismantling Bias event, organized by E. E. Kossek & T. J. Merriweather. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Retrieved from URL.

Diversity Conference Mission

The mission of the Dismantling Bias Conference Series is to advance knowledge and understanding that bridges the theory, science and practice of designing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based policies, practices, cultures, and interventions that promote inclusion and career equality for women and people of diverse social identity groups in the workplace and societal institutions.

Testimonials

"I feel fortunate to have been in the company of so much greatness.  I learned, I was inspired, and it was truly a refreshing change from my daily responsibilities."
"Really interesting talks, liked having both academics and people from industry together. All keynotes were really well prepared and interesting."
"Love the academic-practitioner pairing on each featured session. This would keep me coming."
"I liked the variety of disciplinary perspectives involved among speakers and attendees."
"Excellent speakers and insightful into diversity and inclusion! I liked networking and collaborative opportunities via small group research discussion."

Agenda

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - Pre-Conference Opening

4:15 - 5:25 PM

RAWLS 2011 

Purdue Student Reverse Mentoring 

What Employers should know about Students' DEI and Workplace Expectations


Purdue University Organizers:

Tarani Merriweather

Tarani Merriweather 

Cara Putman

Cara Putman

Darren Henry

Darren Henry

Roy Dejoie

Roy Dejoie

Brian Chupp

Brian Chupp 

5:30 - 6:45 PM

RAWLS 3011

Allies and Advocacy for Social Justice and Equality in the Workplace 

Watch Presentation

Alexis Smith Washington

Alexis Smith Washington, Oklahoma State University

Jamie Ladge

Jamie Ladge, Northeastern University

Laura Little

Laura Little, University of Georgia

Catherine Tinsley

Catherine Tinsley, Georgetown University

Sri Vemuri, Capital Group

Christina Krull

Christine Krull, Roche Corporation

 Candy Gee

Candy Gee, Roche Corporation


Tim Newton

Moderator: Tim Newton

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Purdue Memorial Union - East/West Faculty Lounge

Private Reception and Dinner for Conference Attendees and Purdue Invited Guests

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Conference Day 1

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Watch Presentation

John Gates

John Gates, Purdue University

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Purdue Memorial Union - East/West Faculty Lounge

Advancing Gender Equality in Masculine Occupations: COVID-19 Insights

WATCH PRESENTATION

Matt Piszczek

Matt Piszczek, Wayne State University

Jennifer Lopez-Reed

Jennifer Lopez-Reed,  Lilly


Moderator: 

Alexis Smith Washington

 Alexis Smith Washington, Oklahoma State University

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 11:45 AM

Equity in Reward Systems: Closing the Pay Gap

Watch Presentation

Felice B. Klein

Felice B. Klein, Boise State University

Katie Bardaro

Katie Bardaro, Syndio


Moderator: 

Catherine Tinsley

Catherine Tinsley, Georgetown University

11:45 - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 - 1:00 PM

Group Photo outside of Purdue Memorial Union

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Conference Day 1 (continued)

1:00 - 1:15 PM

Transition to Breakout Groups

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Breakout Groups

1. Research Papers Small Group Discussion

2. Diversity Practice Discussion: Advancing Systemic Change with DEI 

Speakers:

Alexandra Siegel

Alexandra Siegel, Salesforce

Steve Dion

Steve Dion, Dion Leadership

Rima Shahid

Rima Shahid, Women4change 

Facilitators:

Christina Krull

Christine Krull, Roche Corporation

Candy Gee

Candy Gee, Roche Corporation

 

2:45 - 3:15 PM

Break and Transition

3:15 - 4:30 PM

Hybrid and Virtual Work: Good for Women's Careers?

Watch Presentation

Ellen Ernst Kossek

Ellen Ernst Kossek, Purdue University

Jennifer Gaertner

Jennifer Gaertner, Northern Trust


Moderator:

Meredith Woehler

Meredith Woehler, Purdue University

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Break

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Reception

6:30 -  8:30 pm

Purdue Memorial Union - Ballroom

Dinner

Introduction and Welcome

Watch Presentation

David Hummels

 

 

 

David Hummels, Purdue University

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity:

Jay Akridge

 

 

 

Jay T. Akridge, PhD, Purdue University

Leading Diversity as a Representational BIPOC Change Agent  

Heather Caruso

Heather Caruso, UCLA

Denise Loyd

Denise Loyd, University of Illinois

Sandra Mahadwar

Sandra Mahadwar, KLA

Joy Tuhan

Joy Tuhan, Accenture


Moderator:

Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Purdue University

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - Conference Day 2

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Purdue Memorial Union - East/West Faculty Lounge

Breakfast and Networking

8:30 - 8:35 AM

Introduction

8:35 - 10:00 AM

Session 4

The Future of DEI Education in Organizations

Watch Presentation

Laura Morgan Roberts

Laura Morgan Roberts, University of Virginia

Briana Sotelo

Briana Soleto, Collins Aerospace

Moderator: 

Margo Monteith

Margo Monteith, Purdue University

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Break and Transition to Breakout Groups

10:15 - 11:45 AM

Breakout Groups

1. Research Papers Small Group Discussion

2. Diversity Practice Discussion: Leader Dialogue and Connecting for Action

Purdue Host: 

Tarani Merriweather

 

 

 

Tarani Merriweather, Purdue University

Facilitators:

Barbara Soria

Barb Soria, Capital Group &

Tamla Olivier

Tamla Olivier, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

11:45 - 12:00

Closing

12:00 - 1:30 PM  

Lunch and Departure (Box lunches available)

Special Issue OBHDP Journal Opportunity

Allyship, Advocacy, and Social Justice to Support Marginalized Groups in the Workplace

While papers on all aspects of gender, diversity, and inclusion are encouraged, authors of high-quality work in progress papers on allyship, advocacy, and social justice to support marginalized groups in the workplace are especially encouraged to submit abstracts on original work in progress. A special issue of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes is planned with a submission deadline on August 1, 2022. While presenting at the workshop is no guarantee that a paper will be considered for the special issue, the conference is a great time to get feedback from like-minded colleagues. For more information, please contact the Conference and Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek, ekossek@purdue.edu.

Conference and Advisory Board Chair

Ellen Ernst Kossek

Ellen Ernst Kossek
Basil S. Turner Professor of Management
Krannert School of Management
Purdue University
Website

Tarani J. Merriweather

Tarani J. Merriweather
Lead Research Scholar
Organizational and Management Sciences
Conference Co-Chair

Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Advisory Board

Barb Soria
2021 Conference and Advisory Board Co-Chair
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Capital Group

Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Associate Professor of Technology, Leadership, and Innovation
Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

Purdue University

Susan Jischke
HR Offering Manager, Employee Recognition

IBM

Candy King
Director, Strategic Projects – Diversity and Inclusion

Roche Diagnostics

Christine Krull
Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Roche Diagnostics

Kristen McCain
Consultant, Leadership Development – Manufacturing and Quality

Eli Lilly and Company

Alan Roncevic
Director of HR

Sales Force

Sri Vemuri
National Sales Manager

Capital Group

Ellen Zawacki
Director of Internal Sales

Capital Group

Nadia Conti

Director, Customer Insights

Jet Pro

Conference Academic Program Advisors

Jamie Ladge

Jamie Ladge
Patrick F. & Helen C. Walsh Research Professor at D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University and Distinguished Research Professor at Exeter Business School
Website

Denise Lloyd Lewin

Denise Lewin Loyd
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Vernon Zimmerman Faculty Fellow
Gies College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Website

Laura Little

Laura Little
Synovus Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement and
Associate Professor
Terry College of Business
University of Georgia
Website

Margo Monteith

Margo Monteith
Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology
College of Health and Human Sciences
Purdue University
Website

Cara Putman

Cara Putman
Director, Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management
Clinical Assistant Professor
Krannert School of Management
Purdue University
Website

Catherine Tinsley

Catherine Tinsley
The Raffini Professor of Management
McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University
Website

Lex Washington

Alexis Smith Washington
Associate Professor of Management
Spears School of Business
Oklahoma State University
Website

Renee Thomas

Renee Thomas
Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Purdue University
Website

Wadsworth

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
Distinguished Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
College of Health and Human Sciences
Purdue University
Website

Thank you to our Sponsors

Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management The Society for Human Resource Management Purdue University Student Chapter Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program KLA Corporation Capital Group Pepco An Exelon Company

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