Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez (Fiction)- Facilitator- Alana Anderson, Assistant Dean, DEI Schwarzman College of Computing
Set against the backdrop of New York City in the months surrounding the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history, Olga Dies Dreaming is a story that examines political corruption, familial strife, and the very notion of the American dream–all while asking what it really means to weather a storm.
What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Iris Bohnet (Non-Fiction)- Facilitator- Amanda Beyer-Purvis, Director, DEI Programming for EECS
Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.