Best Practices and Approaches for Addressing Harassment in the STEM Workplace: How to Lead in Today’s Environment

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Location: AGU Headquarters, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Time: 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

Designed for STEM industry and tech sector leaders, this interactive forum, consisting of a total of 50 high-level officials and subject matter experts, will share best practices and latest research on preventing and responding to sexual harassment in STEM, while also addressing interrelated issues and existing research needs.

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The forum is sponsored through funding by Rockefeller Family Fund and is being organized by AGU, the Urban Institute, and the National Women’s Law Center. The Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls also joins us a supportive partner.
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8:15 am: Networking Breakfast

9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions (Hosts: Robin Bell, AGU President; and Billy Williams, AGU Vice President for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion)

9:30 am: Today’s Challenges, Latest Research and Innovative Practices (Moderator: Anne Mosle, Vice President, Aspen Institute)

  • Latest Research and Key Findings and Recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
    Frazier Benya, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences
  • Understanding Inequality in the Culture and Climate of STEM Work Environments: Results from the STEM Inclusion Study
    Erin Cech, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan
  • Anti-harassment and D&I Training – Foundational Models, What’s Working and What’s Not
    Stephanie Goodwin, Director of Faculty Development and Leadership, Wright State University
  • Corporate View / Challenges and Leading Approaches from Tech Sector
    Teresa Hutson, Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

11:00 am: Technology as Part of the Solution: Leveraging Technology to Help Impact Change (Moderator: Emily Martin, Vice President, National Women's Law Center)

  • Emerging New Comparative Work Climate Survey Tools for Departmental Assessments
    C.K. Gunsalus, Director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, University of Illinois
  • Anonymous Data, Complaint Accountability and Trusted Effective Response: Using AI to Help Leverage Organizational Resources
    Lisa Gelobter, Founder and CEO of tEQuitable
  • Use of Technology to Empower Survivors and to Influence Civil Behavior
    Angela Hall, Associate Professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University
  • Technology Developments and High Impact Applications from the STEM Industry Sector
    Blair Marks, Vice President, Ethics and Business Conduct, Lockheed Martin

12:30 pm: Lunch

12:45 pm: Working Lunch: Keynote Interviews and Moderated Discussion on Organizational Accountability (Moderator: Jenny Yang, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute)

  • Ally Coll, President and Cofounder, The Purple Campaign
  • Chai Feldblum, Partner and Director of Workplace Culture Consulting at Morgan Lewis, Past Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Camille Olson, Chairperson of the United States Chamber of Commerce's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Subcommittee

1:45 pm: Break Out Sessions: Beyond Legal Compliance: Corporate and Institutional Leadership and Sharing What Works (Moderator: Maya Raghu, Senior Counsel, National Women's Law Center)

  • Participants are asked to voluntarily share corporate practices and leverageable lessons for STEM professionals. Topics will be informed by the questions attendees identify during their introductions as the most important topics for discussion.

2:30 pm: Report Back from Break-out Sessions

3:15 pm: Key Reflections and Going Forward (Moderated by Planning Team: Jenny, Maya, Emily and Billy)

  • Research Needs and Key Takeaways: Suggestions for Next Steps and Potential Future Forums
  • Wrap up – Closing Comments

4:00 pm: Networking Social Hour

Hotel Room Block

Churchill Hotel

1914 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-797-2000
Standard King Rate: Single/Double - $239.00
Centralized Reservations: 1-817-567-7157 or 1-844-823-4697
In-House Reservations (Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM): 202-909-2352
Reservation Website
Must reserve by: Friday, 27 September

Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-3000
Deluxe 1 King Bed: Single/Double - $289.00
Centralized Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS, refer to group code DIF
In-House Reservations: 202-483-3000
Reservation Website
Must reserve by: Monday, September 16

Planning Committee

  • Jenny R. Yang, Senior Fellow, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Urban Institute
  • Maya Raghu, Director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel National Women’s Law Center
  • Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice National Women’s Law Center
  • Billy M. Williams, Vice President for Ethics Diversity and Inclusion, AGU


Please fill out the RSVP form to let us know that you are attending.
Please note that this event is by invitation only. For questions, please contact Billy Williams, Vice President, Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, AGU.