Texas MBA at Houston Women's Forum
February 26, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5701 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
Join the Texas MBA programs in Houston for an afternoon of professional development. Attendees will network with current students, alumni and admissions staff, and attend a panel hosted by Janet Walkow
, Co-Founder of the Leading Women Project
and Executive Director of the UT Austin Drug Dynamics Institute. From our outstanding female faculty members and alumni, to the notable women professionals who speak on campus each year, the Texas MBA stands apart from the competition.
|1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|"Changing the Conversation" with Janet Walkow
|4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
|4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
|Texas Women: Alumni Experiences Panel
|5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
|Optional Networking Reception
"Changing the Conversation" with Janet Walkow
Since the dawn of the modern women’s movement, women have trained and worked to achieve parity in the workplace. Through all of the different phases and efforts, we have yet to achieve this and the trajectory for real progress continues at a slow pace. The lack of equity in the workplace is often attributed to women needing to change how they are doing things, making us feel responsible. Women are told to lean in to overcome barriers, but this is not sufficient and does not fix what is broken. Something else is needed. The problem is not the training of women. To address bias, we need to shift the focus from individuals to ways of imparting institutional change. Creating an inclusive workplace will require a focus on changing the conversation that produces systemic transformation.