Cougar Career Academy: Overcoming Biases in the Workplace

Bias in the workplace is detrimental to organizations and employees. For organizations, biases adversely affect company performance, culture, and innovation. For employees, biases lead to unintentional discrimination, poor decision-making, and hamper opportunities for career progression. In this webinar, Dr. Michelle Carter, Associate Professor, WSU’s Carson College of Business, explores the topic of bias in the workplace: why it happens, how to identify it, and ways to overcome it.

About the Presenter

Michelle Carter is an associate professor in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. She also holds the courtesy appointment of affiliate associate professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Michelle earned her PhD in Management (Information Systems) from Clemson University. She has taught MIS courses in traditional and online environments, at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Michelle’s research focuses on information technologies’ involvement in identity and social change, factors that shape IT usage behaviors, and information systems management. She is Chair of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and a past-president of the AIS Special Interest Group on Social Inclusion. In 2016, Michelle was recognized for her research and service contributions to the information systems field, as a recipient of the AIS Early Career Award.

Wednesday, September 15 at Noon PT

For more information and to register for this free virtual event, visit the registration page.