DEIB, Women, & Work: Where Do We Go From Here? (Virtual) 

***Please note the new date - the event will now take place on March 14th ***

We entered 2024 with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging under fire. The 2023 US Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, growing scrutiny on academia, rabid politicization, and wavering corporate commitments are slowing forward momentum that once seemed unstoppable. How do we continue to leverage the benefits of diversity in the face of pressing headwinds? 

Join us for a critical and timely conversation on the future of DEIB, women and work.  We’ll examine the current landscape, explore fast-moving shifts in the field, and consider how you can navigate this precarious time. 



brand-gals-jeanine-17bDr. Jeanine Staples-Dixon, EMD '99

Jeanine Staples-Dixon is a Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State's Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts. She also serves as Senior Faculty Mentor for the university, through the Office of Educational Equity. A long-time leader in Critical New Literacies Studies and teacher education, she's currently focusing on her two forthcoming books, Extraordinary Pedagogies (Teachers College Press, 2024) and Extraordinary Literacies (Palgrave MacMillan, 2026).

Deepa Purushothaman, HKS '99

deepa-2Deepa is a former senior executive and trusted advisor on corporate culture and talent. Her seasoned and visionary approach to leadership grants companies and individuals the courage and permission to challenge the status quo of ambition, success and power.  She spent more than 20 years at Deloitte helping clients transform and grow. As a Senior Partner, Deepa was the US Managing Partner of WIN, Deloitte's renowned Women's Initiative.  In 2022, Deepa’s debut book,The First, The Few, The Only, was published by HarperCollins to international acclaim. She recently founded the re.write, an unconventional think tank advancing a new story of work. Deepa is also an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School. 

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024 (Rescheduled from 3/11)

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Virtual over Zoom

Cost: Members - Free!

         Non-members - Free! (Suggested $10 donation to scholarship fund)


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Event Organizer: The Harvard Club of Philadelphia

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6:00PM - 7:00PM Thu 14 Mar 2024, Eastern timezone

Virtual Event Instructions:

Look Who's Coming:

Emil Colina
Juliet Mbuthia
  Supreme Love Project
Xena Wang
Andrea Cuéllar Medina
Janine de Novais
Antonia Floyd Dean
Richard Berkman
Kelly Huang
Stephanie Nieto Debler
Carmen Cusido
Jessica Honig
  Private Practice Psychotherapist, Specializing in Anxiety an
Breon Burgess
Debora Broderick
Michael Wong
Eileen Ming
  Epi Excellence LLC
Gail Chavis
Roger Bove
Vicky Tiglias
Mary Lynn Tassotto
jie li
Zhelinrentice Scott
Joseph Mitchell
Blerta Dodaj
Jane Stellar
Justin Martino
Shana O'Keefe
Jessica Cao
Eileen Ming
  Epi Excellence LLC
Wanda Felder
Jenna Harris-Mosley
Kenneth Fischbeck
George Blossom
Kisha Jones
  Florida International University
Gayathri Ganesh
Jennifer Laible
  Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Lakissha Joy
Stephanie Nieto Debler
Tracey Vlahovic
Mobolaji Olurinde
... a total of 46 guests.
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