BTM Fall CONFERENCE AGENDA

Saturday, December 5, 2015

 


8:00am Registration + Breakfast


9:00am Welcome + Opening Remarks

why are we talking about unconscious bias?


Jamie McCourt is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist whose proficiency in identifying talent and opportunity has been the foundation for an accomplished career spanning business and baseball. Her investment firm, Jamie Enterprises, principally invests in high-value real estate, biotechnology ventures, and technology start-ups. From 2004 to 2011, Jamie was Co-Owner, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers. She was the highest-ranking woman in baseball and one of the few female executives in all of professional sports. Jamie owns a vineyard in Rutherford in Napa Valley, where she is committed to producing a world-class hillside Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Jamie graduated from Georgetown University. She also has a diploma from the Sorbonne in Paris, a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law, and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


10:45am   [concurrent events]

 

PANEL | hacking bias: building successful startups

Common sense tells us that people from different backgrounds see the world differently; differences of perspective allow teams to communicate more effectively with existing audiences, enter new markets, and generate unparalleled innovation. However, data shows that for many groups, there are very real barriers to entry such as access to funding, resources, mentorship, and hiring. Until we make a conscious effort to build teams with diverse perspectives, our teams will comprise of people who are just like us, and our organizations wont realize their full potential. It’s one thing to talk about it – but our panelists are actually doing it. Join us for a panel on new perspectives from leaders who know what it takes. When it comes to building, growing, and sustaining diverse teams, what works? What doesn’t? And what’s really at stake?

Nataly Kogan
Happier, CEO 

Samantha Stetson
Facebook, Customer Team Lead

Tim Rowe
Cambridge Innovation Center, Founder and CEO

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Sara Castellanos
Boston Business Journal, Technology Editor

WORKSHOP | MAKING THE UNCONSCIOUS CONSCIOUS: LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR MINIMIZING IMPLICIT BIAS

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This workshop led by Dr. Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Wellesley College, will introduce how to recognize bias and bias triggers for individuals and organizations.  Join us for a conversation about unconscious bias and explore tools for enacting change at the individual and institutional levels.

Dr. Robbin Chapman is the Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Lecturer in the Education Department at Wellesley College. 

WORKSHOP | Applying implicit bias training from the police force to the       workplace

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This will be an interactive workshop led by Anna Laszlo, Director of the Organization for Fair and Impartial Policing, to learn about dealing with unconscious bias in high-pressure situations. This interactive workshop will highlight techniques we can use to manage our own biases, and shape organizations to overcome the impacts of unconscious bias. 

Anna Laszlo has conducted more than 1200 training programs for Federal, State, and local law enforcement as well as international training programs for criminal justice professionals. Her international portfolio includes working with the Moroccan, Haitian, Tunisian, Brazilian, and Egyptian National Police Services, providing strategic planning for police reform and training design. 


11:45am lunch


1:00pm [concurrent events]

 

PANEL | Disrupt! Pivoting policy in existing organizations

"Nothing happens until something moves." More than 18,500 companies in the United States have greater than 500 employees. To change existing habits and processes, leaders in these companies need to shift their organizations to more inclusive policies that keep up with the global economy and attract top talent. This panel assembles industry experts from Amazon, Bain, and Deloitte to comment on what works and what doesn’t as firms pivot towards diversity. Learn how to advocate for change at all levels of an organization and implement actionable strategies.

Joanne Stephane
Deloitte, Senior Manager

Melissa Artabane
Bain & Company, Director

Vickie Mortimer
Amazon, Director

Matthew Kidd
Reaching Out, Executive Director

WORKSHOP | MAKING THE UNCONSCIOUS CONSCIOUS: LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR MINIMIZING IMPLICIT BIAS

This workshop led by Dr. Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Wellesley College, will introduce how to recognize bias and bias triggers for individuals and organizations.  Join us for a conversation about unconscious bias and explore tools for enacting change at the individual and institutional levels.

Dr. Robbin Chapman is the Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Lecturer in the Education Department at Wellesley College.


Jimena is the Chief Product Officer of OkCupid where she leads product, marketing and business development across all platforms. Prior to joining OkCupid, she worked at several social networks including Eventbrite, Facebook, Zynga and most recently, Meetup. A three-time national ice skating champion and an international explorer, she has worked in 16 countries, traveled to 42 and speaks 5 languages.

Jimena holds an MBA from MIT, an MA and BA from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.


3:15pm closing remarks


3:30PM afternoon tea + Networking reception