Led By: Rachel Arnett, Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is increasingly a priority for organizations. This brings with it many benefits, such as the ability to learn from diverse perspectives, the potential to innovate and approach work in new ways, and the ability to create a more equitable society. However, there are also challenges associated with DEI. How do you navigate sources of difference within your workplace, especially when you are in the minority? How do you decide when and how to take action to advance DEI initiatives? These questions often involve calculations of benefits and risks. In this presentation, Professor Arnett will share a benefit / risk model for navigating diversity, apply this model to illuminate how minorities navigate their identities at work based on perceived benefits and risks, and then provide attendees with an opportunity to reflect on and learn from their own perceived benefits and risks when it comes to navigating diverse workplaces and advancing DEI efforts. By the end of the talk, you will have a better understanding of the challenges that you and others face when it comes to diversity and what organizations can do to help.