Exploring Systemic Change
The problems women and minorities face in Silicon Valley can be solvable if the issues are considered as ethical dilemmas. We explored these issues both philosophically and practically in a dialogue series during the 2017-2018 academic year. Feedback from the Silicon Valley business community pointed to diversity and inclusion as significant ethical issues in Silicon Valley, and several high-profile harassment cases disclosed over the summer of 2017 reinforced this unfortunate reality.
This dialogue series created a space where industry and academic experts shared tools and learned from one another about what’s working (and what isn’t working) when it comes to creating more diverse and inclusive organizations. This website highlights the events in the series and provides resources, articles, and blog posts,
This series was supported by the Ethics Center’s Partners in Business Ethics.
Previous Dialogues in the Series
Sparking Transformative Solutions
The co-founders of the Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (SODI) talk about the implications of D&I research in the workplace.
Tools for dialogue around challenging topics at work
Academic and industry experts discuss microaggressions, Islamophobia, and freedom of speech in professional settings.
An investor's perspective
BlackRock Managing Director Michelle Edkins urges diversity for boards of directors.
The importance of women in government
Retired Ambassador Mary Ann Peters discusses why including women in peace negotiations and politics is the right, fair, and smart thing to do.
A CEO’s Approach
Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox, explains why she uses the agile methodology to manage D&I.
Creating Dialogue and Finding Solutions
Hackworth Fellow Emily Monroe’s research about the current state of gender inequality in business. Emily worked with Ann Skeet, the senior director of Leadership Ethics, exploring career paths for women and gender inequality in entrepreneurial and STEM spaces.