#BlackLivesMatter in the Workplace: Practical Approaches to Addressing Racial Inequality at Work

When:  Apr 27, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (PT)
Associated with  Organizational Behavior (OB)
This session will include a conversation with a panel of four senior-level practitioners from a variety of industries, each of whom has a unique perspective on racial inequality in the workplace. They will share their own personal journey that led them to this perspective, as well as how their organization is currently addressing racism. The conversation will include topics such as resources provided, day-to-day practices, avoiding tokenism, mentoring, and ensuring an inclusive environment. Panelists have agreed to reserve substantial time for an open discussion in which they address top of mind questions from the audience. Of particular interest is understanding the issues that are ripe for future research and curriculum in Business Schools. Hear directly from those with experience in a variety of workplaces the most pressing challenges confronting workers today.

Organized by Cristina Gibson, Daan van Knippenberg, Darren KB, and Howie Xu as part of the OB Executive Division Racial Inequality Committee

  • Introduction: 5 min. from the chair
  • Opening statements: 20 min. (5 minutes from each of 4 panelists)
  • Panel Discussion: 30 min. (5 pre-arranged questions asked by the chair)
  • Moderated Q&A: 30 min. (questions from audience using chat function)
  • Close: 5 min. from the chair

Chair: Professor Cristina Gibson,
Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Management, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Sharifa Batts
Safety Director, Ports America and DBA candidate, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Candi Castleberry Singleton
Vice President Diversity Partnership Strategy & Engagement, Twitter

Alex Pratt
Vice President of Development, AMCAL Multi-unit Housing, Inc.

Dr. Felton Williams
President (ret), Board of Education, Long Beach Unified School District


Online Instructions:
Url: http://ob.aom.org/special-topics/2020-racialinequality
Login: Registration link: https://aom-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0odOuqpjsiH9Gx5uEAbOR5ct4UJaHukxJu
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