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People at the Conference

People at the Conference

 Breaking Bias: Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Conference 
Bridging the Research to Practice Gap 

March 21-23, 2018

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana

Organized by the Krannert School of Management, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, and the Jane Brock Wilson Center at Purdue University, and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with other key sponsors. 

Paper Presentation Abstracts

Join us for a unique conference that bridges research and practice on the advancement of women in organizations. The Breaking Bias: Gender in Organizations Conference will bring leading-edge researchers and innovative business leaders together to explore the latest findings in the advancement of gender and diversity. Researchers will gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges and questions faced by corporations, and companies will learn the latest findings and recommendations found both in academic research and in the best practices of their peers. The conference is hosted in collaboration with Indiana University.


The Opening Bell 3/7/18: Matching Your Portfolio to Your Ideologies

The social and cultural world has changed substantially in the last year, and the business world is adapting as well. Steve discussed the impact of the #MeToo movement with Ellen Kossek (Professor of Management at the Krannert School of Management) to preview the Breaking Bias Conference on March 21st and how the business world is responding. The corporate world is also feeling the impact of the social concerns of guns in society, and Jon Hale (Head of Sustainable Research at Morningstar) told Steve about the growing trend of divesting from companies that don’t fit investor’s ideologies.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

David Hummels, Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School of Management and Professor of Economics, Purdue University
Candice Lange, Director, Jane Brock-Wilson Center for women in Management
Carolyn Goerner, Clinical Professor of Management, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University
Richard Cosier, Dean Emeritus and Leeds Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program & Assistant Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
Mangala Subramaniam,  Professor of Sociology and Susan  Bulkeley Center Butler Center Chair

Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Center for Families at Purdue University
Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University
Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center
Purdue Krannert School of Management