Iris Bohnet And Unitive Partner To Present Three Actionable Solutions To Workplace Diversity

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Unitive, a software company whose platform disrupts unconscious bias at every step of the hiring process, is pleased to announce it is hosting a frank discussion about improving workplace diversity with Iris Bohnet, professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and author of What Works: Gender Equality by Design.

“Diversity has been much in the news recently, especially with reports of Google and Facebook’s slow improvements,” said Unitive’s CEO & Founder Laura Mather. “We’re so happy to discuss the research, suggest different approaches, and share precise steps that will help organizations create more diverse, and ultimately stronger, companies.”

In an intimate, fireside chat, Laura and Iris will discuss the tools we need to really achieve diversity in new hires and boardrooms, in hiring and promotions, and how those changes will benefit businesses, governments, and the lives of millions. Focusing on research-based solutions, Mather and Bohnet will present multiple strategies that executives can implement now to effect meaningful change in their organizations.

From diversity trainings to elaborate voice-masking technologies, a multitude of products have sprung up claiming to disrupt bias and change the ways we build teams. Yet change continues to be slow. Bohnet and Mather will explain, however, that the right behavioral design can enable smart changes that will have big impacts on organizations of all sizes, across sectors.

“Fortune 1000 companies have long been committed to investing in change and cultivating fresh ideas,” said Professor Iris Bohnet. “I’ve heard CEOs say that they value diversity but don’t know where to start to move the needle.  It’s time to hone in on what really works and how we can truly achieve a 21st century workforce.”

Unitive is the first solution built with the hiring manager in mind. Hiring is one of the most crucial, yet inefficient, parts of running a business, delaying the critical resources you need to scale and grow. Unitive helps hiring managers by automating the process from job creation through decision, powering each step with meaningful data, building stronger recruiter-hiring manager partnership and drastically reducing time to hire. Unitive lets your hiring managers get back to their “real” jobs faster while improving the quality of every hire decision.

Laura Mather, PhD, built her career creating software solutions for organizations like the National Security Agency, eBay, and her own cybersecurity startup Silver Tail Systems. After selling Silver Tail in 2012, Laura Mather’s personal journey as a computer science PhD at the University of Colorado and successful executive and entrepreneur set her on a determined journey to build a technology solution to address unconscious bias in the workplace. Mather has been a frequent speaker at Techonomy and Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, and recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business and Fortune as one of the Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.


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