Berkeley Haas leaders last week delivered a sweeping action plan that provides concrete ways to bolster enrollment of underrepresented minorities at Haas and to develop a more inclusive environment schoolwide. The report, called The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Plan, drafted with the deep input of students and alumni, was published on the Haas Diversity
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Courtney Chandler, Chief Strategy & Operating Officer, and Jay Stowsky, Senior Assistant Dean for Instruction, announced a plan that provides concrete ways to bolster enrollment of underrepresented minorities at Haas and to develop a more inclusive environment schoolwide. The new plan includes hiring a director of diversity admissions and increasing scholarship funding for underrepresented minorities.
It's important to be first in line in the interview queue when applying for a job. Research co-authored by Assoc. Prof. Dana Carney suggests that people show preference for items that are first on a list. "The order of individuals performing on talent shows like American Idol, the order of potential companies recommended by a stockbroker, and the order of college acceptance letters received by an applicant—all of these firsts have privileged status."
Companies with more women on their board are more likely "[to have] strong governance structures, demonstrate a high level of transparency, and avoid large-scale controversy," according to work by Kellie McElhaney, founding director of the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at Haas.