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Event Detail

Diversity Improves Your Bottom Line and How You Can Achieve More of It (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Program Description:
This is an interactive program devoted to practical, effective ways your organization can increase its gender diversity and your colleagues can improve their cross-gender communication with clients and their teams. Gender diversity is too often seen as a women's issue, but it has positive benefits for everyone-and can improve your bottom line. This workshop will be led by Andie Kramer and Al Harris, practicing lawyers and the authors of the new book Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. Publishers Weekly calls their book "a well-organized, well-thought-out call to action."

Andie and Al offer simple, unique, and highly effective techniques for dealing with the unconscious biases pervade even the best intentioned organizations. Participants will work through tricky, real world scenarios that illustrate the pervasive and harmful effect of our unconscious gender stereotypes. Andie and Al have had great success with diverse groups in many industries in conveying the value of gender diverse workplaces and providing the information and methods needed to make them a reality.

Learner Objectives:

  • Recognize the existence of gender stereotypes
  • Learn practical strategies to avoid the discriminatory effect of these stereotype
  • Armed with this information and strategies, you will be in a position to make positive, bottom-line enhancing changes to your organization and your personal communication techniques

Members - $45 or FREE with function ticket
Non-Members $65
Student Members - $20
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

*WIP and 100WHF Members: Please call the CFA Society Chicago office at (312) 251-1301 to register at the member rate.

*All attendees will receive a copy of Andie and Al's book Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1.5 credit hours

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Light appetizers and refreshments

Registration: Online Below

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Registration and Networking
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Program

Hosted by: CFA Women's Network

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student-Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, January 11.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

Kramer event Bios:
Andrea S. Kramer, partner at McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, and Alton B. Harris with Nixon Peabody, LLP are practicing attorneys with extensive experience in management, hiring, promotion, compensation, stereotypes, and unconscious bias. They have both served in senior management positions and have in-depth experience with all aspects of personnel management, including recruiting, hiring and firing, individual and team supervision, compensation, and promotion. They have co-authored more than 30 professional, gender, and unconscious bias-related articles and book chapters. They mentor and coach women and men in a variety of positions and fields, speak to business and professional groups about overcoming unconscious bias, conduct webcasts, and with blog posts on the elimination of bias in the workplace.

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