August 2018

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Fellows News

Laura W. Murphy (2016) is leading Facebook's civil rights audit. Ms. Murphy's efforts on the company's discrimination audit were recognized by BlackPress USA.

Anne Welsh McNulty (2015) and the Aspen Institute announced the 11th annual John P. McNulty Prize Laureates. The prize honors four extraordinary individuals who have effectively leveraged their expertise and entrepreneurialism to create meaningful change across the world.

Doug Renfield-Miller (2015) was  recently elected to the board of Regional Hospice, an extension of his GoodEnding project. He also now serves as a patient and family care volunteer in Regional Hospice's Center for Comfort Care & Healing.

Lezli Baskerville (2014) is making the case for the educational value of diversity. Ms. Baskerville authored an opinion piece urging the Trump administration to continue affirmative action efforts in higher education.

Howard Fischer (2013) and Eric Jacobsen (2013) are furthering their mission to promote sustainable investing. The co-founders of Gratitude Railroad are hosting their Annual Investor Retreat on September 23 in Park City, UT to promote conscious capitalism. 

Bill Plapinger (2013), Chair of Vassar College, is being recognized for his more than two decades of service to the college. Fifty current and former trustees created a scholarship fund in his honor to sustain one of his most cherished initiatives: a program enabling military veterans to enroll at Vassar through The Posse Foundation.

Shelly London (2009) is helping families come together. The  Family Dinner Project, a program Ms. London co-founded, appeared in the New York Times with tips on how to have happier and healthier meals as a family.

Bill Plapinger (center) meets with Vassar Posse Members who graduated this spring. Photo by Samuel Stuart.
Faculty News

ALI Chair & Director Rosabeth Moss Kanter (HBS) is giving her take on tokenism. Prof. Kanter recently appeared on Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History podcast to discuss the problems that come with token hires.

ALI Faculty Co-Chair Amy Edmondson (HBS) says many managers are not equipped with the skills to capture the full value of cross-sector collaboration. Prof. Edmondson spoke with MIT Sloan Management Review about these complex collaborations and the skills needed to manage them.  
ALI Faculty Co-Chair Frank Dobbin (FAS) has a better way to promote diversity in the workplace. Prof. Dobbin's research appeared in a recent article as an improvement to existing diversity training practices.
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