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Baruch College Hosts Lecture on Workplace Gender Bias

The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series


NEW YORK, NY ? April 15, 2013 ? Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs welcomes William T. Bielby as the guest speaker of the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Monday, April 22. Bielby will lead the discussion titled It Don’t Come Easy: Alternative Paths to Minimizing Workplace Gender Bias.

During the lecture, Bielby will touch upon his alternative visions for moving towards a bias-free workplace, strategies that are likely to be effective, and the level of support and opposition likely to be encountered from constituencies inside and outside the workplace.

William T. Bielby, Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago teaches courses on organizational behavior, research methods for the social sciences, quantitative methods, social inequality, and discrimination.

His recent publications include: Accentuate the Positive: Are Good Intentions an Effective Way to Minimize Systemic Workplace Bias?, Virginia Law Review, In Brief, 2010; "Race at the Top:  How Companies Shape the Inclusion of African Americans on Their Boards in Response to Institutional Pressures," Social Science Research, 2011 (with Clayton Rose); and "Minority Vulnerability in Privileged Occupations:  Why Do African American Financial Advisors Earn Less Than Whites in a Large Financial Services Firm?, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 2012.

The Ackerman Lecture series invites leading intellectuals and public figures to address major questions of equality and social justice.


WHAT:   ????????? The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Alternative Paths to      Minimizing  Workplace Gender Bias

WHEN:   ????????? Monday, April 22, 2013

                           Reception: 5:00 ? 8:00 p.m.

                           Program:??? 6:00 ? 7:30 p.m.

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WHERE:  ???????? The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus

                           55 Lexington Avenue

  ??????????????????????? Sandra and Lawrence Simon Conference Room 14-220


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.? For more about Baruch College, go to



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