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SPEAKER CANCELLED: Identifying and Overcoming Gender Blind Spots at the Leadership Level
In-Person Tuesday 06/13/2023 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
During this session, we will share critical lessons learned and many of the artifacts we created to address gender bias and blind spots intentionally. 

For most organizations, regardless of sector or industry, identifying the root causes of disparities and exclusionary behavior associated with gender is difficult to identify and challenging to eliminate. Based on a survey and personal interviews conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership, the National University System discovered it had a 'gender blind spot' at the senior and executive leadership levels. NUS used this information to identify the root source of the problem and committed to creating more significant equity and inclusion for women in the organization. The presentation will highlight the intentional steps NUS took with the support of CCL to address the opportunities and challenges associated with overcoming gender bias. The presentation will highlight our best practices for managing the gender-blind spot. Regardless of sector or industry, senior and executive leaders will find this presentation very enlightening.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strategies for identifying gender bias or blind spots at the leadership level;
  • The opportunities and challenges associated with addressing gender bias;
  • What it takes to lay a sustainable DEI foundation at the leadership levels;
  • How to measure or assess short and long-term success; and
  • Other insights and recommendations to help establish an inclusive and equitable work environment for women.

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Thomas G. Stewart, EVP Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ,
National University