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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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Friday, November 8 • 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Closing Keynote: Christie Smith, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Kenji Yoshino, NYU School of Law - Reimagining work by uncovering talent

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Reimagining Work by Uncovering Talent

Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU  School of Law and Christie Smith, Managing Principal of the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion will be presenting findings from their recent whitepaper: Uncovering Talent: A New Model for Inclusion. The paper explores the concept of “covering,” a process through individuals downplay their differences relative to mainstream perceptions. Yoshino and Smith examine covering behaviors across four dimensions: appearance, affiliation, advocacy and association.  Their findings indicate that all populations – not just the historically underrepresented groups – cover at work and that such behaviors negatively impact one’s sense of self and diminishes employees’ commitment to their organizations.  


Keynote Speakers
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Christi Smith

West Region Managing Director and Leadership Center for Inclusion Managing Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Christie Smith has a track record of breaking boundaries – including her past career as a professional golfer, her leadership in fostering growth of the Life Science sector, and her experience as one of Deloitte’s most senior diversity partners | | Christie has spent the last 24 years consulting, focusing on aligning business strategy with the requirements of organizational structure, talent, leadership development and global... Read More →
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Kenji Yoshino

Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University
Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.  He was educated at Harvard (B.A. 1991), Oxford (M.Sc. 1993 as a Rhodes Scholar), and Yale Law School (J.D. 1996).  He taught at Yale Law School from 1998 to 2008, where he served as Deputy Dean (2005-6) and became the inaugural Guido Calabresi Professor in 2006.  His fields are constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, and law... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
McCaw Hall, Stanford Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street, Stanford

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