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No, Bro: Strategies To Tackle Gender Discrimination in Tech and Beyond

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5:30-6: Networking

6-7: Panel, Q & A

7-7:30 Networking

We will discuss ways to minimize the effect of gender (and racial) bias on your workplace culture. With advice, insight and tips, these exceptional legal, medical, tech and social media experts will help you navigate your career and minimize the impact of bias, while pushing all of us forward to gender parity.

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Laura Beth Nielsen, research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, and Professor of Sociology and Director of Legal Studies at Northwestern University and co-author of the new book, Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Perpetuates Inequality. Her first book, License to Harass: Law, Hierarchy, and Offensive Public Speech, studies hate speech, targets’ reactions and responses to it, and attitudes about using law to deal with such speech.

Inger Burnett-Zeigler, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Feinberg School of Medicine and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University. She treats patients at the Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders. Her clinical interests are in stress management, wellness and interpersonal relationships.

Keisha Howard, founder of SugarGamers and founder of digital consultant with The BlazeBreakers. Through Sugar Gamers Keisha been able to monetize her interest in technology and connect women in the IT Community with other women, raise awareness of the under-representation of women in the Gaming Industry, and lobby to ensure corporations factor the needs of female consumers in their new offerings.

Amy Guth, author and journalist hosts talk radio on WGN Radio, is president of Association for Women Journalists Chicago, and serves as a mentor-editor and senior facilitator at The Op-Ed Project‘s Public Voices Fellowship. She founded and serves as Executive Director of the Chicago-based production company, Strangewaze, co-founded podcast network, Yak Channel, and is author of the novel “Three Fallen Women.” Guth is currently producing and directing a documentary series about online harassment.

Moderator: Michele Weldon is an author, journalist and editorial director of Take The Lead, emerita faculty at Northwestern University and senior leader with The OpEd Project. She is emerita faculty at Northwestern University and the author of five award-winning books. She writes commentary on gender, media and pop culture for Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Slate and more.




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