2019 SSP Webinar: From Diversity to Inclusion and Equity

From Diversity to Inclusion and Equity

Wednesday, February 27
11:00 am EST 

As inclusion strategist Verna Myers once said, "Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance." Attendees of this webinar will come away with a better idea of how to move from a merely "diverse" workforce to a truly inclusive one that ensures that institutional structures redress power imbalances and give all stakeholders a voice.

Webinar Registration Pricing:

SSP Member Registration- $50 
Non-member Registration - $75 
AUPresses, NASIG, NFAIS, NISO, LPC, ACSE Registration - $60

Webinar Package Discount: 

Purchase 3 webinars at the same time (on the same transaction) and receive 10% off your order. 
Purchase 6 webinars at the same time and 
receive a 15% discount off your order
Discount cannot be applied retroactively if webinars are purchased separately. 


Susan Spilka, co-founder of the Workplace Equity Project., will moderate. Susan led internal and external communications at Wiley for two decades, playing a key role in the development of its widely admired global culture. Along with AIP Publishing’s Simone Taylor and consultant Jeri Wachter, Susan conducted the WE Survey last year to establish a baseline of data about diversity and inclusion in scholarly publishing workplaces.

Amy Diehl, Ph.D., Associate VP and Chief Information Technology Officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, will speak about subtle bias towards women at work: what it is and how it can be eliminated. Whereas overt discrimination is likely to be conscious and unlawful, subtle bias consists of negative or ambivalent treatment of social minorities that often conveys ambiguous intent. She’ll discuss six factors that characterize subtle bias and present the framework she developed (with research partner and Biola University professor Leanne Dzubinski, Ph.D.) to eliminate it. Amy’s doctoral dissertation focused on how female leaders in higher education deal with adversity, and since then, her research has looked at gender barriers in a variety of industries. She is excited to join the conversation about scholarly publishing workplaces. 

Jessica Gedamu will discuss Springer Nature’s diversity and inclusion agenda and accomplishments since she joined as Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion about a year ago.  She will describe the D&I Roadmap 2018/2019 and D&I governance infrastructure she’s developed with the company’s leadership to support buy-in from and participation at all organizational levels. Jessica brings a broad perspective to the table, having earned an M.A. in International Business and an M.A. in Gender and Diversity Competence, and spent almost a decade working on these issues with multiple industries.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be processed for webinars. SSP encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend and the webinar is recorded and available to registered attendees for 60 days after the broadcast. SSP reserves the right to cancel any program. In the unlikely event of cancellations, we will refund your registration fee, however, SSP is not responsible for any costs, damages, or other expenses of any kind incurred by registrant. Speakers are subject to change without notice. 

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2/27/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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