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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Evening Program
INCLUSIFY: How to Build More Inclusive Teams
Stefanie Johnson ‘00

Based on her bestselling book, “INCLUSIFY,” Stefanie Johnson ‘00, associate professor of management at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, will explore what leaders can do to build inclusion by digging into two most basic human needs: to be unique and to belong. From practical strategies to creating actionable steps, Johnson will offer insights to help organizations and leaders increase inclusion from increasing transparency, improving selection, and creating more equitable promotion practices. She will also address some of the unique challenges and opportunities that Covid-19 has created for inclusion and belonging.

Stefanie K. Johnson ’00, Ph.D., is an author, professor, and keynote speaker who studies the intersection of leadership and diversity. As an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, Johnson teaches undergraduate and graduate students focused on leadership and inclusion.

Her new book, “Inclusify: Harnessing the Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams,” shares the surprising ways leaders can undermine inclusion and provides actionable ways that leaders can pivot to build more inclusive teams.

Johnson is a member of the MG 100 Coaches and was selected for the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, comprising 30 international management scholars whose work will shape the future of how organizations are managed and led. She has extensive consulting experience and has created and delivered leadership development training with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. She has received $3,800,000 in external grant funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs. Her safety leadership course was adopted by the OSHA 30 and taken by 70,000 students in its first two years. She is an active researcher and has published 60 journal articles and book chapters in outlets Journal of Applied Psychology and The Academy of Management Journal.

Johnson is also a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and an in-demand keynote speaker. She has presented her work at over 170 meetings around the world including at the White House for a 2016 summit on diversity in corporate America on National Equal Pay Day. Media outlets featuring her work include: Forbes, The Economist, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, HuffPost, Washington Post, Quartz, Discover, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC. She has also appeared on Fox, ABC, NBC, CNN, and CNN International.

Johnson holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Rice University and is a Cum Laude graduate in psychology, with honors, from Claremont McKenna College.

Professor Johnson’s Athenaeum presentation is sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute at CMC.

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