The Pamplin College of Business and its Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics are co-sponsoring Equity Now, a speaker series on race, gender, and the role of law and policy in facilitating equality, fairness, and inclusion in organizations.

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 30, at 6 p.m. ET, for our next speaker, Professor Charlotte Alexander, of Georgia State University, for her talk, “Gender, Bias, and Technology in the 21st Century Workplace.”

The #MeToo movement has focused new attention on the enduring problems of workplace sexual harassment and sex discrimination. At the same time, companies’ experiments with computational tools to aid in hiring, evaluation, and promotion have threatened to amplify the effects of systemic sexism, racism, and other forms of employment discrimination. Professor Alexander will highlight ways that employers can use computational tools to identify and avoid bias and build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

The other co-sponsors of the series are University of Connecticut School of Business, the Department of Business Law and Ethics at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

For more information about the series, please contact Janine Hiller, Professor of Business Law and Sorensen Professor in Finance, Virginia Tech,