From the Classroom to the Boardroom: A Discussion of Equity Led by BIPOC Women

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Gender inequality is a major barrier to social equity and sustainable progress in the United States. Women continue to have a more limited presence than men in leadership and business, having inadequate access to and control of resources. Reducing gender disparity is crucial for the development of a more equitable, peaceful, and sustainable society. While some progress has been made to increase women’s participation, there remains a persistent gender equity gap. Many organizations still fall short of inclusive targets to close the gender gap. For BIPOC women, the gender disparities are even more glaring. Researchers argue that this results from a combination of historical biases around the intersection of race and gender social norms, including, but not limited to, workplace “motherhood penalties,” sexism, and occupational segregation.

Join us for Critical Conversations "From the Classroom to the Boardroom: A Discussion of Equity Led by BIPOC Women," as we invite BIPOC women to the table to unpack their experiences and address the central question, "How do we close the gender equity gap?"

The event is open to all and participation is intended to be diverse.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 5:00pm

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar


Diversity & Inclusion

Target Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Women's History Month


Free (registration required)

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.