Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
Sign In


August Joint Chapter Meeting - Yellow Goldfish: Driving Engagement and Happiness in the Workplace

September Chapter Meeting

October Chapter Meeing

December Give Back Event

October Chapter Meeting - Beyond Mars and Venus: Overcoming Gender Stereotypes and Other Biases
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

Beyond Mars and Venus Overcoming Gender Stereotypes and Other Biases in the Workplace (11:00am networking ~ 11:30am food ~ 11:45am announcements ~ 12:00-1:00pm program)

When: October 26, 2017
11:00 am-1:00pm
Where: RTP Foundation Headquarters
12 Davis Drive
RTP, North Carolina  27713
United States
Contact: TSHRM Secretary

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Men typically take charge. Women typically take care. Wait, says who? Our panelists take issue with these stereotypes—and many others—for good reasons.


Unchecked biases hinder organizations. They thwart professional growth, leadership development, and team performance. They play out in both overt and covert forms, ranging from overly positive to negative impressions based on someone’s gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, sexual orientation, able-bodied status, or some combination thereof—none of which accurately predict job performance. Gender bias is not just an isolated piece of the diversity puzzle; it’s often a compounding factor for minority populations.

So how do we overcome bias, especially if we’re not aware of it? The first step is to shine a light. In this live Q&A session, panelists will discuss gender stereotypes and other biases they’ve seen in the workplace and share approaches for dismantling them. You will discover:


·        Examples of how bias harms organizational performance and opportunities

·        How cultivating diversity in culture, thought, and skill positions organizations for greater innovation and success

·        Effective approaches for addressing gender bias in the workplace

·        How to dig deeper to address other biases that intersect with gender

·        How to support greater equality in the workplace without fear of missteps



Dawn Ohaver Moyer is co-founder of Potential Essential, a consulting firm that powers business growth by helping companies retain, engage, and develop their new generation of emerging leaders. A former corporate executive, Dawn is an experienced consultant, corporate trainer, leadership expert, and award-winning marketing strategist, having launched several highly successful multi-million dollar products where she inspired, led, and empowered individuals to realize exceptional performance.


Gracie Johnson-Lopez is President and Principal Consultant of Diversity & HR Solutions and brings a unique background as a 30-year HR veteran, a senior-level trainer, and a Diversity & Inclusion consultant for organizations and nonprofits. Gracie has served on the Board of Directors and chaired the Diversity Committee of the Triangle Society for Human Resource Management, where she developed and implemented transformational programs. She is a sought-after thought leader and speaker on Diversity & Inclusion trends, best practices, strategies, and solutions. Gracie has a BA in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University; completed a certificate in Executive Leadership from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; received a Dartmouth School of Business Management Leadership certificate; and received a Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from Duke University.


Rick Richardson has made it his mission over the course of more than 30 years as an attorney to move the dial closer to the point where women lawyers, lawyers of color, and LGBT+ lawyers have the same opportunities as those afforded to their white male non-LGBT counterparts. Through his work as a member of the Advisory Council of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, his service on the Board of the National LGBT Bar Association Foundation, and his participation on the Board of Visitors of North Carolina Central School of Law, Rick continually seeks ways make the legal profession more inclusive and diverse—one in which a person’s opportunities are not limited by anything other than their skills. In addition to being a frequent speaker on inclusion and diversity, he often presents on litigation management, litigation cost control, mediation, and electronic discovery.


Peter Benton is President and COO of Worldwide Clinical Trials, a contract research organization (CRO) with staff in more than 60 countries. He leads a diverse team of more than 1,600 people, drawing from his extensive experience in executive level leadership in the pharmaceutical and engineering fields. A husband, brother to three sisters, and the father of two future female leaders, he understands what strong female leadership looks like, and is a proud ally of woman’s leadership initiatives including the local Elevate chapter, a national organization dedicated to helping women advance in the workplace. Peter is passionate about building a workplace culture that is supportive of all employees from all backgrounds, and hopes to do his part to ensure that the workforce his daughters embark upon is one where there are no glass ceilings and their potential is limitless.


Jenny Casagrande (moderator) is a dynamic marketing expert, researcher, and co-founder of Potential Essential, a consulting firm that powers business growth by helping companies retain, engage, and develop their new generation of emerging leaders. With more than 15 years in the world of marketing insights and customer experience, Jenny has learned how to build stories and use them to transform workforces. She is passionate about fixing problems and listening to companies and individuals, using what she learns to lead others to think differently. She’s an accomplished, award-winning strategist who is dedicated to advocating for others’ truths.