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Lecture on Bias interrupters: A new model to level the playing field for women

Friday 12 May 2017
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden

Speaker: Professor Joan Williams, Hastings College of the Law University

How can we implement “bias interrupters” to become more inclusive? On May 12, Leiden Law School is organizing a lecture by Professor Joan C. Williams on Bias interrupters: A new model to level the playing field for women.  Joan Williams, who is presently guest professor at Leiden Law School,  is a Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and the Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Described as having "something approaching rock star status” by The New York Times, ms. Williams was awarded numerous awards relating to her work on issues related to the position of women in the workplace.

Becoming more diverse and inclusive is an important aim for Leiden law School and Leiden  University. Professor Williams will present her research documenting four distinct types of gender bias in today’s workplaces. She will then discuss strategies women can use to navigate successfully workplace shaped by subtle bias—and the ways institutions can implement “bias interrupters” to level the playing field for women and become more inclusive.

The lecture will take place Friday 12 May 2017 at the KOG-building (room C131) from 16:00-17.:30. The lecture will be opened by the Dean of the Law School, Professor Joanne van der Leun and will be followed by a public discussion, moderated by the University’s Diversity Office, dr. Isabel Hoving.

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