Diversity Matters

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
12:15 PM - 3 PM

There is growing evidence that more diverse companies are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision making, and all that leads to a virtuous cycle of increasing returns.

Diversity Matters
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
12:15pm-3:00pm (ET)
(Registration and lunch from 11:30am-12:15pm for in-person attendees)
Via webinar or in person
Macmillan/NY Offices
One New York Plaza
46th Floor - Mercer/Blackburn Room
New York NY 10004-1562

There is growing evidence that more diverse companies are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision making, and all that leads to a virtuous cycle of increasing returns.

Diversity is no longer just a black/white, male/female, old/young issue. It is much more complicated and interesting than that. In The Future of Diversity and the Work Ahead of Us, Harris Sussman says, “Diversity is about our relatedness, our connectedness, our interactions, where the lines cross. Diversity is many things – a bridge between organizational life and the reality of people’s lives, building corporate capability, the framework for interrelationships between people, a learning exchange, a strategic lens on the world.”
 

·         Why should we care about Diversity in the Workplace?

·         What can you do to make your team / workplace more inclusive?

·         What is the difference between Diversity and Inclusion?

Join us for the upcoming session on March 14th as we explore this topic and provide you some food for thought.

The afternoon will provide you an opportunity to network with your colleagues and speak to the presenters (in person only attendees).

Space is limited so sign up today.   

Moderater:
Niko Pfund, President, OUP USA
Niko Pfund is President of Oxford University Press, USA, and Global Academic Publisher for the Press.  A graduate of Amherst College and former Director of New York University Press, he serves on several boards, including those of the Digital Public Library of America and the literary journal, The Common. He speaks widely on issues related to publishing and scholarly communication.  He lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, NY.

Speakers:
Jennifer Baker, Production Editor, Teachers College Press
Jennifer is a publishing professional with over 10 years' experience in editorial, media, and production. She has volunteered for various nonprofits as a diversity advocate. Jennifer is currently a production editor at Teachers College Press, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and a contributing editor to Electric Literature.

Michael Mejias, Founding Director, Writers House Intern Program, Writers House
As the Founding Director of the Writers House Intern Program, Michael’s approaches to job training and job placement have transitioned 268 program graduates into entry level jobs in publishing. In 2009, he co-founded the Dramatic Question Theatre, a 501 (c) 3 committed to developing plays written by playwrights of color. Thier work has yielded 1 National Latino Playwriting Award, 2 New York Musical Theater Festival Awards, and a host of nominations including the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Best Play.

Ann Michael, CEO, Delta Think
Ann is a frequent organizer and speaker at industry conferences, a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen, and a Board Director at Joule (a Canadian Medical Association company). She founded Delta Think to help organizations manage change.

Program
11:30am-12:15pm
Lunch (In person attendees)

12:15-12:20pm
Welcome & Introduction
Niko Pfund, President OUP USA

12:20-12:40pm
Jennifer Baker, Production Editor, Teachers College Press

12:40-1:00pm
Ann Michael, CEO, Delta Think

1:00-1:20pm
Michael Mejias, Founding Director, Writers House Intern Program, Writers House

1:20-1:40pm
General Q&A/Discussion

1:40-2:00pm
Break

2:00-2:45pm
Moderated Discussion with Speakers

2:45-3:00pm
General Q&A/Wrap Up

Adjournment

PLESE NOTE: Registration fees are for individual registrations.  If you would like a group registration to stream the webinar within your organization please contact Sara Pinto at spinto@publishers.org.

Registration Fees:      
In Person:
$125.00 AAP Member
$175.00 AAP Non-Member

Via Webinar:
$99.00 AAP Member
$129.00 AAP Non-Member

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