Wednesday, November 13

4:30 pm – 4:40 pm

Walking the Talk: Using Research to Drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Location: Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

In 2018, a Starbucks employee called the police on two African-American men, who were waiting for a friend. The resulting uproar led the company to close 8,000 US stores for a mandated day of bias training. It may have been a smart PR strategy, but did it work? The lasting impact of bias training is mixed, according to research. While we can’t easily “de-bias” our brains, we can reduce how bias creeps into our organizations. At this Spark Talk led by Christina Hachikian of Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, you’ll learn what research can teach us about creating more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.

Presented by Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth

Executive Director
The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation