Joan C. Williams is an American feminist legal scholar. Her work focuses on issues faced by women in the workplace. She currently serves as the Founding Director at the Center for WorkLife Law.
Joan Williams, professor and the founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, says that it's extremely difficult for organizations to rid their workforces of the unconscious biases that can prevent women and minorities from advancing. But it's not so hard for individual managers to interrupt bias within their own teams. She offers specific suggestions for how bosses can shift their approach in four areas: hiring, meetings, assignments, and reviews/promotions. Leaders who employ these practices, she argues, are able to embrace and reap the advantages of diversity, even in the absence of larger organizational directives. Williams is the author of the HBR article "How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias on Their Teams."
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Location
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Episode Count
1
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
26 minutes, 42 seconds