Conference on Advancing Gender Equity for Faculty: Allyship and Inclusive Leadership Strategies
What would the academic workplace look like if faculty routinely acted as allies for their marginalized colleagues? If faculty administrators incorporated inclusive leadership principles and practices in all their daily tasks?
The BGSU ALLIES team invites you to join with colleagues to share ideas, strategies, and findings that will transform institutions of higher learning.
The purpose of this conference is to disseminate best practices for higher education administrators and faculty to reduce gender biases and transform institutional policies and practices, with the goal of making allyship and inclusive leadership the expectation and norm.
This conference will serve faculty, administrators, graduate students, and postdocs interested in shaping sustainable institutional change by developing faculty allyship and inclusive leadership programs at their institutions. We invite faculty, administrators, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from universities in the Great Lakes region and members of NSF-ADVANCE grant teams from across the country to participate.
Women and faculty of color (FOC) in most disciplines are not promoted to full professor or leadership positions at an equitable rate. They also report lower levels of satisfaction with campus climate. Additionally, women and FOC are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) applicant pools and hires relative to the available pool of women with doctorates in those fields. These issues are rooted in structural and institutional forms of sexism and racism as well as implicit and explicit gender and racial biases, both individually and in their intersection.
This two-day conference will engage participants in sessions including panels, roundtable discussions, lightning rounds, training workshops and demonstrations, and research posters. Keynote speakers will present central principles and proven strategies for developing faculty allies and inclusive leaders. The conference schedule will also include numerous informal and semi-structured networking opportunities, allowing participants to connect with each other and build their own networks of collaboration and support.
Participants will leave the conference with proven allyship and inclusive leadership strategies to take back to their own universities, as well as new skills and a network of colleagues who can support them as they work to transform their own institutions.
Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation about Social Bias
University of New Hampshire PowerPlay team and Dr. Stephanie Goodwin of Incluxion Works, Inc.
PowerPlay has created performance and training models for a diverse group of clients from all over the
country. This safe, dynamic method of interactive training helps participants engage in challenging
conversations around bias, harassment, communication, collaboration, and academic / municipal /
executive leadership. This interactive workshop allows participants to take in moments of bias from the
perspective of the bystander and then play the experimenter and director from the comfort of their
chair. The facilitated session allows participants to identify incidents of bias and then explore different
ways to address those issues in a positive and constructive way. Dr. Stephanie Goodwin (Incluxion
Works, Inc.), a published DEI scholar and nationally recognized expert in bias intervention training,
provides evidence-based content and facilitation to:
1. Promote increased knowledge, skills, and awareness of the phenomenology of witnessing bias
2. Strategies for effective intervention to promote constructive dialogue for change
Because seating is limited, two iterations of this workshop will be conducted on Thursday May 19, one
from 1:15-4:15 PM and one 6:00-9:00 PM.
Dr. Diana Bilimoria
Inclusive Leadership at Work: Becoming an Active Ally
In this talk we will describe what inclusive leadership is and how we can become better allies of people
with marginalized identities at work. Using examples from workplace interactions and discussion
exercises, we will discuss how to become an active ally to support individuals’ advancement and
Diana Bilimoria, Ph.D. is KeyBank Professor and Chair of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead
School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Her research interests focus on gender,
diversity, equity and inclusion in governance and leadership, and organizational transformation. Her
studies have helped corporate, educational, and nonprofit organizations reinvent themselves and
establish practices that attract and retain a high-performance, diverse workforce. She has written 4
books and over 135 academic journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Bilimoria was elected to serve on
the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management, and served as the editor of the Journal of
Management Education. Awards she has received include the Scholarly Contributions to Educational
Practice Advancing Women in Leadership Award and the Janet Chusmir Distinguished Service Award
from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management, the
Weatherhead School of Management Enduring Research Impact Award, the Weatherhead School of
Management Teaching Excellence Award, and the Weatherhead School of Management’s Doctoral
Teaching Excellence Award. More detailed information is available at:
Dr. Ellen Broido, Professor, Department of Higher Education & Student Affairs
Dr. Lisa Hanasono, Associate Professor, School of Media & Communication
Dr. Sheila Roberts, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Karen Root, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Peg Yacobucci, Professor, School of Earth, Environment & Society
Kaoutar Benchouk, doctoral student, Higher Education & Student Affairs
Find BGSU's heath & safety protocols here: https://www.bgsu.edu/covid19/university-protocols.html
Thank you to all those who have sponsored this conference:
Bowling Green State University Division of Research & Economic Engagement
Supported by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program through the grant project "BGSU
ALLIES: Building Inclusive Leadership Practices and Policies to Transform the Institution" (NSF Award No.
1760389). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in conference
materials or presentations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the
National Science Foundation.
Faculty, Administrators, Staff
Early Career Faculty / Administrators (within 2 years of receiving terminal degree)
Registration includes meals, a campus parking pass, and all conference materials.
|Wednesday April 20, 2022||Early registration deadline|
|Monday May 3 - May 12, 2022||Final registration deadline|
|Thursday May 19-Friday May 20, 2022||Conference|
Thursday, May 19th
|11:00AM - 4:00PM||Registration Services (Registration Foyer)|
|12:00-1:00PM||Lunch & Opening Remarks (Room 101A)|
|1:00-1:15PM||Break (Registration Foyer)|
|1:15-4:15 PM||Special Workshop – Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation
about Social Bias
University of New Hampshire PowerPlay team and Dr. Stephanie Goodwin of Incluxion
(Note: This workshop will repeat 6-9 PM. Seating is limited). (Room 101B)
|1:15- 2:15 PM||Roundtable – Ally: A Noun or a Verb?
Tabitha DiBacco and Tabitha Mpamira,
Western Michigan University (Room 225)
|Panel – Leading for Intersections:
Academic Diversity Officers and
Sustainable Equitable Change
Jeffrey Grim (panel chair),
Tabbye Chavous, PhD, Rushika Patel, PhD, Whitney Peoples, PhD,
University of Michigan (Room 117)
|2:30-3:45PM||Roundtable – Measuring Faculty
Hyun Kyoung Ro, University of North
Texas; Ellen Broido, Bowling Green State
University (Room 225)
|Panel – Conducting Inclusive Leadership
Development Workshops for Gender and
Lynn Singer (panel chair),
Diana Bilimoria, Susan Freimark, Cynthia
Kubu, Case Western Reserve University (Room 117)
Poster Section (Room 101A)
1) Adapting the Advocates and Allies Concept at Marquette University
7) Implications of Gender Bias at a Small Public University
|4:45-6:00PM||Posters, Networking & Dinner (Room 101A)|
|6:00-9:00PM||Special Workshop – Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation
about Social Bias
University of New Hampshire PowerPlay team and Dr. Stephanie Goodwin of Incluxion
(Note: Same as 1:15 PM workshop. Seating is limited.) (Room 101B)
Friday, May 20th
|7:00AM - 3:00PM||Registration Services (Registration Foyer)|
|7:00-9:00AM||Continental Breakfast (Room 101A)|
|8:30-9:00AM||Opening Remarks (Room 101A)|
|9:15-10:30 AM||Panel – Men Allies Talk about Allyship
Michael J. Zickar (panel chair),
Ray A. Larsen, Michael Y. Ogawa, Eric A.
Worch, Bowling Green State University (Room 225)
|Workshop -- Promoting DEI and Allyship
in Governance Codes, Policies,
Procedures, Promotion and Tenure
Rachel Roper, Brody Medical School, East
Carolina University (Room 101B)
|10:45-11:45 AM||Roundtable – Sustaining Gender Equity
and Inclusion Initiatives
Margaret M. Yacobucci, Bowling Green
State University; Ann Burnett, North Dakota State University (Room 225)
Lightning Round Presentations
|11:45 AM – 12:00PM||Break|
|12:00-1:30PM||Lunch & Keynote Address – Inclusive Leadership at Work: Becoming an Active Ally, Dr. Diana Bilimoria, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Room 101A)|
|1:45-3:00PM||Workshop – Intersectionality,
International Faculty and Inclusive
Suzanna Rose, Florida International
University (Room 225)
|Workshop – Six Traits of Inclusive
Susana Peña, Sheila Roberts, Michael
Zickar (facilitators), Bowling Green State
University (Room 101B)
|3:15-4:30PM||Panel – Grassroots to Dean Allyship:
Gender Equity Initiatives in Academic
Margaret Powers-Fletcher (panel chair),
Elizabeth Leenellett, Laura Conforti,
Heather Christensen, Aaron Marshall,
Malia Schram, University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine (Room 225)
|Workshop – Equitable Hiring Practicum:
Creating a Hands-On Approach to
Noelle Comolli, Lauren Miltenberger, Adam
Smith, Villanova University (Room 101B)
|4:30-4:45PM||Break (Registration Foyer)|
|4:45-5:30PM||Closing Remarks (Room 101A)|
Travel & Logistics
The conference will be held on the campus of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
BGSU is located along I-75, about 30 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, 90 minutes south of Detroit and
Ann Arbor, Michigan, two and a half hours west of Cleveland, and three hours north of Cincinnati.
The nearest airports are Toledo Express Airport (TOL, 45-minute drive) and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW,
75-minute drive). Many BGSU guests flying to the area rent a car at the airport and drive to BGSU; ride
sharing services are also a popular option. A campus parking pass is included in the conference
registration fee and the conference hotels have ample free parking.
Hampton Inn Bowling Green
142 Campbell Hill Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
A limited number of rooms are available at a special rate of $95 per night plus tax. In order to receive
this rate, you must contact the hotel directly by telephone to make a reservation. Hotel accommodations and related expenses are the responsibility of the attendee, including modifying or cancelling if you are unable to attend.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bowling Green
1544 East Wooster Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
A limited number of rooms are available at a special rate of $95 per night plus tax. In order to receive this rate, you may make your reservations online at the link above, or you may contact the hotel directly by telephone. Hotel accommodations and related expenses are the responsibility of the attendee, including modifying or cancelling if you are unable to attend.
The conference will take place in Olscamp Hall. If driving to BGSU’s campus, we recommend parking in
Lot N, on Ridge Street just west of the intersection with Willard Road. A campus map is available at:
Registration and check-in will be located in the first-floor lobby of Olscamp Hall, which is a short walk
west of Lot N.
Questions about the conference? Please contact the BGSU ALLIES team at email@example.com.
Supported by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program through the grant project "BGSU ALLIES: Building Inclusive Leadership Practices and Policies to Transform the Institution" (NSF Award No. 1760389)
Updated: 05/17/2022 04:49PM