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EWIB-CT Executive Roundtable – Managing Social/Political Change and Creating Your Playbook

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There is significant political and social disruption in today’s world, and employees are looking to their companies for support and, in many cases, value alignment. How can we, as executives, help ensure employee well-being and create an environment for productive dialogue? Establishing the company’s perspective and shaping an appropriate response is a challenge, and we as leaders need a playbook to enable quick responses to effectively manage social and political change.

Join us for an executive roundtable discussion led by Banu Ozkazanc-Pan. Banu is currently a CNBC’s Disruptor 50 Advisory Council Member and Academic Director at Brown University for the IE Brown Executive MBA. She will facilitate discussion of up to 25 executive women from the Connecticut region with the goal of learning from our collective experiences and creating a framework for you to bring to action within your own organization – both internally and externally facing. Reserve your spot today! Light food and refreshments will be served.

Program

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Introductions
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Facilitated conversation and breakouts
6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Food and beverages with brainstorming and action planning

Speaker Bio

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, PhD, Professor at Brown University

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan is Professor of Practice at the School of Engineering and Academic Director of the IE Brown EMBA program. She is also the Founder and Director of the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. The Lab was started in 2018 with funds from her $260,000 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation grant examining VCs’ decision-making and network behaviors. The Lab focuses on understanding and solving funding inequities in the VC industry through data-driven research, education, and advocacy. Banu’s research interests are mainly in the areas of diversity and inclusion in organizations and in entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Recently, Banu contributed her expertise to the 2021 UNGPs10+ consultation on the gender dimensions of business and human rights, which is intended to inform the work of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ UNGPs10+ ‘next decade’ project. She also contributed her expertise to 2021 gender dimensions of business and human rights via the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Her piece in The Conversation, focusing on the intersections of gender, inclusion, and tech, has over 43,000 reads and offers ideas and steps necessary for the tech sector to become inclusive. It was chosen for essential reading in relation to sexual harassment and discrimination in tech, particularly in regard to the Activation Blizzard lawsuit. She is currently a CNBC’s Disruptor 50 Advisory Council Member and Academic Director at Brown University for the IE Brown Executive MBA.

Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
https://www.womeninbio.org/event/ConnEWIB111422

There is significant political and social disruption in today’s world, and employees are looking to their companies for support and, in many cases, value alignment. How can we, as executives, help ensure employee well-being and create an environment for productive dialogue? Establishing the company’s perspective and shaping an appropriate response is a challenge, and we as leaders need a playbook to enable quick responses to effectively manage social and political change.

Join us for an executive roundtable discussion led by Banu Ozkazanc-Pan. Banu is currently a CNBC’s Disruptor 50 Advisory Council Member and Academic Director at Brown University for the IE Brown Executive MBA. She will facilitate discussion of up to 25 executive women from the Connecticut region with the goal of learning from our collective experiences and creating a framework for you to bring to action within your own organization – both internally and externally facing. Reserve your spot today! Light food and refreshments will be served.

Program

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Introductions
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Facilitated conversation and breakouts
6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Food and beverages with brainstorming and action planning

Speaker Bio

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, PhD, Professor at Brown University

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan is Professor of Practice at the School of Engineering and Academic Director of the IE Brown EMBA program. She is also the Founder and Director of the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. The Lab was started in 2018 with funds from her $260,000 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation grant examining VCs’ decision-making and network behaviors. The Lab focuses on understanding and solving funding inequities in the VC industry through data-driven research, education, and advocacy. Banu’s research interests are mainly in the areas of diversity and inclusion in organizations and in entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Recently, Banu contributed her expertise to the 2021 UNGPs10+ consultation on the gender dimensions of business and human rights, which is intended to inform the work of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ UNGPs10+ ‘next decade’ project. She also contributed her expertise to 2021 gender dimensions of business and human rights via the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Her piece in The Conversation, focusing on the intersections of gender, inclusion, and tech, has over 43,000 reads and offers ideas and steps necessary for the tech sector to become inclusive. It was chosen for essential reading in relation to sexual harassment and discrimination in tech, particularly in regard to the Activation Blizzard lawsuit. She is currently a CNBC’s Disruptor 50 Advisory Council Member and Academic Director at Brown University for the IE Brown Executive MBA.