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Professor Frank Dobbin

Getting to Diversity: A Talk About Which Diversity Initiatives Work and Which Fail

Thu 16 May

Selwyn College

Every year the workforce in Europe, Britain, and North America becomes more diverse, but change in the makeup of the management ranks has stalled.

The problem has become a matter of heated debate. Do we have work to do to achieve meritocracy, or are we already there? Bestselling books preach moral reformation – eradicating employee biases. But where anti-bias initiatives are widespread, little has changed.

Frank Dobbin will discuss findings from his recent book with Alexandra Kalev, Getting to Diversity: What Works and What Doesn’t, which offers a comprehensive, data-driven analysis of initiatives designed to widen opportunity. The upshot: It’s time to focus on changing systems rather than individuals.

For managers facing public political challenges to diversity programming, this is good news in one sense, for the effective programs simply make career systems more democratic. That’s something few object to.

Book your in person or online place here https://www.equality.admin.cam.ac.uk/events/getting-diversity-talk-about-which-diversity-initiatives-work-and-which-fail

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Website Email: equality@admin.cam.ac.uk


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Thu 16 May 6:00PM - 7:00PM


Address: Selwyn College
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