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The Redesigning and Redefining Work Summit (RRW) is an INVITATION ONLY summit at Stanford University to present new and innovative research and generate dialog among diverse perspectives to create a new platform for the design and definition of work for the twenty-first century.  The RRW Summit will bring together one hundred and fifty top academic researchers, corporate leaders, policy makers, and media representatives to set a research-based agenda for redesigning work.
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Thursday, November 7 • 2:45pm - 5:00pm
Panel 1: Why is change so slow?

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Why is change so slow?
Changes to the structure and culture of work have lagged behind changes in the composition of the workforce and changes in the nature of work brought about by changing technology. Why has change been so slow?  What are the sources of resistance to organizational change efforts? This panel will examine the resistance to change with the goal of shedding light on how we might move past that more effectively redesign work.    

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Beth Axelrod

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, eBay
As eBay Inc.’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Beth is responsible for all aspects of the company's human resources capabilities designed to drive performance of the business. These include HR strategy, recruiting, learning and development, compensation, benefits and the continuing evolution of the company's culture and its gender diversity initiative (WIN). Beth also sits on the board of the eBay Foundation, which oversees... Read More →
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Joan C. Williams

Distinguished Professor of Law and Hastings Foundation Chair, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Joan C. Williams has played a central role in reshaping the debates over women’s advancement for the past quarter-century. Described as having "something approaching rock star status” by The New York Times, Williams was awarded the American Bar Foundation's Outstanding Scholar Award (2012), the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award (2012),   the ABA’s Margaret Brent Award for Women Lawyers of Achievement (2006), and the... Read More →
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Martin N. Davidson

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business
Dr. Martin N. Davidson is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. He teaches, researches, and consults with leaders in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia on how they can use diversity strategically to generate superior business performance. His research appears in Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Research on Negotiation in... Read More →
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Robin Ely

Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community, Harvard Business School
Robin Ely is Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community at Harvard Business School.  She conducts research on race and gender relations in organizations with a focus on organizational change, group dynamics, learning, conflict, power, and identity.  Her recent work includes a study of men and masculinity on offshore oil platforms, research on the impact of racial... Read More →

Introductory Remarks
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Mae Tai O'Malley

Founder and Managing Attorney, Paragon Legal
Mae is the founder and managing attorney of Paragon Legal, one of the fastest growing alternative model law firms in the country. Paragon provides senior level attorneys to leading San Francisco bay area companies including Cisco, McKesson, and Apple on a project basis. 85% of the Paragon team are women and minorities. Mae started her career at Morrison & Foerster SF and Tokyo, and moved on to become corporate counsel at Evolve Software... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:45pm - 5:00pm
McCaw Hall, Stanford Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street, Stanford

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