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Monday, September 30 | 2:45-3:30pm

Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace: What It Is, How to Address It

Identifying and understanding unconscious gender bias isn’t easy, especially in the workplace. In this session designed for leaders, we have an open, honest conversation about gender bias – and what it means for men, women and the organization. Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner of Orange Grove Consulting, will teach you about the environment required to address gender bias and discuss how it needs to be one of mutual advantage – the needs of men, women, and the organization must be considered so all parties can emerge as beneficiaries. You’ll identify the tangible impact gender bias has on an organization’s performance; acknowledge the different perspectives men and women have about gender equity; and how to prepare a go-forward plan to meet corporate and individual development objectives.

Presented by Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner of Orange Grove Consulting. Jodi is an accomplished organizational consultant and educator with a foundation in operational change management. Her mission is to help realize gender equity in the workplace as soon as possible. In addition to being Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Orange Grove Consulting, Jodi is Clinical Professor of Management and Academic MBA Program Director at Suffolk University, Boston, MA. She has worked in organizational development for over 25 of years transforming the way people work at small and large companies. Jodi designs top-tier women’s leadership training for clients that include Skillsoft and Linkage. She has consulted and run workshops for clients such as Accenture, Microsoft Partners, Dimension Data and Oracle. She is a highly sought after speaker and writer for organizations that include Bright Horizons, Society of Women Engineers, Harvard University, Smith College, Lean In and Brandon Hall Group. She is co-author of the book, The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life. Jodi earned her B.Sc. in Management Science from Virginia Tech and her MA in International Development Policy from Duke University.

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