LGBT Inclusivity at Work

Presentation Summary:

Popular press has focused recently on highlighting LGBT discrimination in organizations, as well as the importance of inclusivity. However, organizations frequently find themselves ill-equipped to create LGBT inclusive environments, particularly across cultures. This session will focus on how to create an LGBT inclusive and legally compliant work environment, driving engagement and performance for all employees.

Presenter Bio:

Katina was the 2016 recipient of the APA’s Psychology of Women division Mary Roth Walsh Award for Teaching the Psychology of Women, as well as the recipient of the Early Career Research Award for LGBT research. Further, she was the 2014 recipient of Villanova’s Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, which is awarded to one faculty member with less than 6 years of service to the University each year. Additionally, she was a 2014 recipient of the Women’s Way Powerful Voice Award for her work on gender equality in the Philadelphia region. Finally, in 2017, Katina was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list.

Katina also has experience in the applied realm. Specifically, as the owner and operator of K. Sawyer Solutions, LLC, she has delivered independent consulting work for the past 10 years, in the areas of selection, assessment, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to entering into academe, she worked for SHL, a global consulting firm, on the Optimization Services (Assessment Building and Validation) team.

Katina holds a dual-Master’s degree and a dual-Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University.

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