UCL Engineering


Webinar | Leveraging social identities for change: insights into how to increase diversity support

21 April 2021, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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Clarissa Cortland (UCL Engineering School of Management) will discuss how we can motivate support for diversity in our organisations and workplaces. In this talk, she'll present some of her work investigating the social psychological processes around social identity and stereotyping, and how this can help to improve diversity and inclusion in organisational settings.

This event is free.

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Johanna Novales

Our second EDI Brown Bag seminar continues with Clarissa Cortland (UCL Engineering School of Management), whose talk is entitled: Leveraging Social Identities for Change: Research Insights in How to Increase Support for Diversity. Settle in with your lunch to find out!

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About the Speaker

Clarissa Cortland

Assistant Professor in the Organisations and Innovation group of UCL School of Management at UCL

Clarissa's research draws from social psychological theory around social identity, intergroup relations, and stereotyping to gain a better understanding of organizational behavior — both in processes and outcomes — with the ultimate goal of reducing identity-based biases and promoting diversity in organisational settings.

Clarissa’s work addresses two questions:

(1) What motivates individuals to support and promote diversity and inclusion in their organisations?

(2) How can diverse organisations maintain and foster an inclusive workplace where individuals with underrepresented and disadvantaged social identities can succeed and thrive in their organisational roles?

Prior to joining UCL, Clarissa received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed a postdoc at INSEAD in Singapore.

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