The Pamplin College of Business and its Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics are co-sponsoring Equity Now, a speaker series on race, gender, and the role of law and policy in facilitating equality, fairness, and inclusion in organizations.
Join in on Tuesday, March 30, at 6 p.m. ET, for the next speaker, Professor Charlotte Alexander, of Georgia State University, for her talk, “Gender, Bias, and Technology in the 21st Century Workplace.”
For more information, visit the Equity Now website or read more details below.
Gender, Bias, and Technology in the 21st Century Workplace
March 30, 2021
6:00 p.m. (ET)
Connie D. and Ken McDaniel WomenLead Chair Associate Professor of Law and Analytics, Georgia State University
The #MeToo movement has focused new attention on the enduring problems of workplace sexual harassment and sex discrimination. At the same time, companies’ experiments with computational tools to aid in hiring, evaluation, and promotion have threatened to amplify the effects of systemic sexism, racism, and other forms of employment discrimination. Professor Alexander will explore the themes of gender, bias, and technology in today’s workplace. She will highlight ways that employers can use computational tools to identify and avoid bias, rather than merely replicating past discrimination, and build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.
Charlotte S. Alexander holds the Connie D. McDaniel WomenLead Chair as an Associate Professor of Law and Analytics at the Colleges of Business and Law at Georgia State University. She uses computational methods to study legal text, working toward a legal system that embraces data to solve intractable problems and create a more just society. Alexander has published in journals including Science, the N.Y.U. Law Review, Texas Law Review, the American Business Law Journal, and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.