Hiring and Leading through EDI

In this free webinar, as part of the U of T Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees, A&S alum Dr. Sonia Kang introduces easy-to-implement behavioral approaches and structural interventions to improve equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at work.

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Does your company encourage you to promote EDI, but you don’t know exactly how to do that? Given that 65% of post-secondary undergraduates in Canada identify themselves as a visible minority, knowing how to create and maintain inclusive workplace cultures is a critical leadership skill to build a strong team.  

In this webinar, offered as a part of the U of T Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees networking platform, we will hear from a behavioural science expert Dr. Sonia Kang (PhD 2010 A&S) who will introduce easy-to-implement behavioral approaches and structural interventions to improve equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at work. Open to all U of T alumni. 

Attend this webinar to: 

  • Increase your awareness of topics and issues around EDI at work 
  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities of EDI in the hiring and promotion process 
  • Find out about the evidence-based systemic solutions to cultivate diversity and inclusion, which can be applied at work right away 

The U of T Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees is a free, online networking tool for the entire U of T community. More than 12,000 alumni professionals and students use the free hub to give and get career advice anytime, anywhere. 

Office Hours are online career webinars offered as part of the U of T Hub. For alumni by alumni, Office Hours deliver peer-to-peer learning based on professional best practices. Alumni volunteers also deliver Office Hour webinars tailored for students.

To hear more about the U of T Hub and other upcoming webinars, sign up for the hub now.


About the speaker

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Dr. Sonia Kang holds the Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the University of Toronto, where she is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the Rotman School of Management’s Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) and Chief Scientist, Organizations in the Behavioural Economics in Action Research Centre at Rotman (BEAR). Sonia earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Alberta, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and completed a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University. 

Sonia’s research explores the challenges and opportunities of identity, diversity, and inclusion. She takes a novel approach by harnessing the power of behavioral insights and organizational design to disrupt systems, processes, and structures that block the path toward diversity and inclusion for individuals, organizations, and society. 

Some recent themes investigated in her research include diversity and inclusion in STEM and medicine; using choice architecture to eliminate the gender gap in competition; disclosure of designated group status under the Canadian Employment Equity Act; the effects of high and low power on performance; the interpretation of equality rights under the Canadian Constitution; the effectiveness of pro-diversity statements; and the decision to reveal or conceal race and gender cues when navigating the labor market. Sonia’s research on “resume whitening” won two best paper awards and was recently ranked #3 on Financial Times’ global top 100 list of “business school research with social impact”. 

Sonia’s research has been published widely in top-tier academic journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, The Lancet, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Annual Review of Psychology, and is frequently featured in media outlets such as The Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and on CBC Radio. 

Have questions about this event?

Contact Rachel Shin, Coordinator, Student & Alumni Career Engagement at rachel.shin@utoronto.ca

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