Monday, April 24, 2017

How promoting women can boost other disadvantaged groups, too - GLOBE AND MAIL

Originally published: April 21, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 bestseller, Lean In, helped to fuel new Ivey Business School research that underscores the value of actively supporting diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace.

“She made it okay to ask questions about why it is taking so long to attain gender diversity in leadership among our top corporations. She also made it not okay for business to do nothing,” says Alison Konrad, a professor of organizational behaviour at the London, Ont., school.

Dr. Konrad’s research paper on the topic, Outcomes of Diversity and Equality Management Systems, is published in Human Resources Management and was co-authored by Ivey assistant professor Cara Maurer and Yang Yang, an assistant professor of management at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.