Speaker Series

The Center for Gender in Organizations hosts many speakers and seminars. Find out about upcoming CGO events.

Conference Proceedings

Check out the proceedings from key conferences hosted by CGO:

Past Speakers

Academic Year 2018

Men as Allies: Importance, Consequences, and Lessons Learned
A talk by Ronit Kark, Ph.D.
April 19, 1:00-3:00pm

Professor Kark discussed her most recent research on male allies in organizations. Her talk focused on the importance of men as allies, women's gatekeeping attitudes and actions towards men who promote gender balance in the workplace, and the lessons learned for men as allies initiatives.

Pushing the Boundaries in Health Care Leadership
A Conversation with CEO Katherine Gottlieb
June 7, 11:30am-12:30pm

In 1987 Katherine Gottlieb started her career at Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska, as a receptionist. In the intervening decades she has risen to President and Chief Executive Officer. Starting life in a village with no electricity and a population of 100 people, Gottlieb announced when she first arrived at SCF that she wanted to be CEO. How did she acquire self-confidence to make such a declaration?

CEO Gottlieb discussed how she created an effective, inviting and thriving health system for the Alaska Native and American Indian people in southcentral Alaska.

A Call to Action: Developing Intersectionality as a Leadership Competency
with Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard, Dr. Joyce Fletcher and Dr. Janie Ward
June 20, 11:30am-1:30pm

Intersectionality, a concept grounded in social justice dis-course, calls for us to acknowledge that we each embody multiple social identities that combine and intersect with one another. It is a call that requires leaders to pay attention to the dynamics of power, differential experiences and challenges that some will face as a result of their group memberships.

Our speakers discussed how intersectionality can be a catalyst to mobilize leaders to take action and lead change.

MBA for a Day
August 6, 12:30pm-3:30pm

This event was an experiential learning workshop on gender and leadership. It was an engaging discussion where we:

  • Examined work practices and norms that may look gender neutral, but can have a differential impact on women
  • Participated in a "live case" that provides the opportunity to sharpen your analytical skills
  • Experienced confronting gender dilemmas and develop practical strategies for dealing with them!
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