Women In Engineering - Much More Than D&I: Understanding the Fundamentals of Gender Equity For 21st Century Firms
The Women In Engineering Series continues in April with Much More Than D&I: Understanding the Fundamentals of Gender Equity For 21st Century Firms, presented by Dr. Heather Hackman, Hackman Consulting Group LLC.
This session addresses the shortcomings of D&I approaches to gender issues by sharing the core components of a Gender Equity Lens and its application to forward-leaning firms. In today's market staying relevant means attracting and retaining the best talent, increasing the range of thought and experience with respect to design, and being able to meet client needs regarding gender equity, and thus a Gender Equity Lens is a necessity for success. The session will present the basics of Hackman Consulting Group's work in this area and include opportunities for discussion and Q & A.
Presenter: Heather Hackman received her doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. For 12 years she served as tenured professor in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education at St. Cloud State University. While at SCSU she taught courses on social justice and multicultural education, heterosexism and homophobia in the US, race and racism in the US, social justice education, and oppression and social change. In 2005 she founded Hackman Consulting Group and began to consult nationally on issues of equity and social justice with an emphasis on issues of racism and whiteness, gender oppression, climate justice, classism, and heterosexism / homophobia. In 2012 she resigned from SCSU to consult and train full time and now addresses a wide array of equity and social justice issues in myriad contexts such as education, government, non-profit, philanthropy, for-profit, and communities of faith.
Dr. Hackman has published in the area of social justice education theory and practice, sexism and gender liberation in the widely read Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, racism in health care (with Stephen Nelson), whiteness and climate change, whiteness and trauma (with Susan Raffo), and has contributed chapters to Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice (2015) and The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys (2017). Dr. Hackman is also currently a companion book for her training with Routledge that will be published the summer of 2021. In 2009, she was awarded a Research Fellowship with the Great Place to Work Institute and has developed workplace racial equity training rubrics augmenting GPTWI’s frameworks. She received the Kappa Delta Pi “Professor of the Year” award four times while at St. Cloud State and is nationally known for her teaching and training. She has served on boards for several social justice organizations, participated in numerous professional committees focused on social justice work, and was an Advisory Board member for the White Privilege Conference.