Women's Leadership Edge
Women’s Leadership Edge is a membership program for orgs that strive to level the playing field by addressing the structures that contribute to bias. Programming includes leadership training, professional skill building, and action-oriented conversations around race, gender and first-generation professionals in the workplace.
Members receive org-wide access to training and resources that are useful tools not only for members of underrepresented groups but also for sponsors, mentors, professional development directors and org leaders looking for sustained support as they reshape systems and culture at the organizational level for long term success.
Joan C. Williams
Described as having "something approaching rock star status” in her field by The New York Times Magazine and as a “global thought leader on diversity” by Kédar Iyer, GapJumpers CEO, Joan C. Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings Law.
Williams has been on the forefront of research focused on how gender and racial bias plays out in everyday workplace interactions for over two decades and has co-authored a series of influential reports on workplace bias in engineering, tech, architecture, and the legal profession. She is widely known for “bias interrupters” – an evidence-based metrics driven approach to eradicating implicit bias introduced in the Harvard Business Review in 2014. The website www.biasinterrupters.org with open-sourced toolkits for individuals and organizations has been accessed 200,000 times in 144 countries and has been so influential in Europe that she was awarded an honorary PhD from Utrecht University in 2018.
Jamie Dolkas is the Center for WorkLife Law’s Director of Women’s Leadership and an Adjunct Law Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law. Jamie is an attorney specializing in employment and civil rights law, with a focus on sex discrimination in employment and education. Jamie leads all aspects of WorkLife Law’s programs and strategy relating to elimination of bias, improving diversity and inclusion outcomes, and advancing women in the workplace. Her projects include:
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