Inclusive Leadership Initiative
Transforming the Workforce, Together.
The conversation isn’t about how the workforce is changing.
The conversation should be about how your organization can recognize the change and leverage talent to innovate and grow.
Women earn 30% less than male colleagues.
of the general
workforce are women
of honors college
graduates are women
all parents work
more women receive
degrees than do men
S&P 500 board seats
are held by women
of Fortune 500
CEOs are women
(U.S. Council on Women and Girls & U.S. Council of Economic Advisers, 2015)
By partnering with Bauer College’s Inclusive Leadership Initiative, your organization is fostering actionable, faculty-led research that can advance knowledge in how leadership culture and standards that benefit employees can also benefit the bottom line.
We aspire to create a partnership for inclusive leadership research that will accomplish three things.
Act as a focal point for faculty-led research and best practice in industry.
Establish relationships with organizations and identify pressing problems.
Maintain an ongoing relationship between industry and academia to further knowledge.
What does it mean for an organization to exhibit inclusive leadership, and how do policies and culture supporting this idea help a business to succeed at its mission?
Through Bauer College’s Inclusive Leadership Initiative, we’ve identified four core areas of focus for our research and programming.
Diversity & Inclusion
- Inclusive Culture
- Gender Equality
- Women in Leadership
- Racial Justice
- Intergenerational Work Relations
- Integration of LGBTQIA Workers
- Family-Friendly HR Practices
- Work-Family Integration
- Flexible Work Scheduling
- Childcare Benefits
- Lactation Rooms
- Sleep Supportive Conditions
- Physical & Mental Health
- Stress & Burnout
- Fair Pay (Economic Health)
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Leader Character
- Ethical Leadership
Simply put, organizations with inclusive cultures attract and retain strong talent pools. How is this done best?
The Inclusive Leadership Initiative aims to develop actionable insights on how to nurture cultures where diversity and inclusion (of gender, race, age, sexual orientation and ability) are recognized as a source of competitive advantage.
Gone are the days of attempting to “find the balance” between personal and professional obligations and aspirations. Today’s workforce seeks integration of all aspects of life to create a less stressful and more creative approach to personal and professional activities.
Through research, we want to develop support for organizations and employees in ways to bring the “whole self” to work. We aim to create positive impacts on performance and productivity as well as overall workforce physical and mental health.
Stress Management, Well-Being & Mindfulness Programs
Ethical Work Climate
Economic and Moral Health
(e.g., fair pay and ethical decision making)
Physical and Mental Health
(e.g., health screenings, exercise classes, healthier meals, and nap rooms)
Our role with The Inclusive Leadership Initiative is to embrace the questions that both organizations and employees are asking as the face of the workforce changes, and to develop practical solutions that are substantiated by faculty-led research.
How can we create inclusive policies and leadership culture in our organization?
How can we execute and measure the success of our policies and leadership culture?
What’s the ROI of adopting policies and leadership culture that support family needs and diversity & inclusion?
Through our shared knowledge, we can guide the evolution of best practices and lead in the conversation about how to support family-friendly policies and leadership culture in the workplace.
With minimal external support, Bauer College’s Inclusive Leadership Initiative has already made strides to addressing questions from organizations about family-friendly policies and leadership culture and providing a venue for conversation and research related to these issues.
Bauer Graduate & Professional Programs hosts first Women on the Rise event.
White House Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisors meets.
Bauer College becomes a signatory, launching Inclusive Leadership Initiative.
Inclusive Leadership Initiative featured in Inside Bauer, the college magazine distributed to over 17,000 readers.
Practices That Pay series launches, with nearly 100 attendees coming to campus to hear best practices from panelists representing health care, law, tax & audit, oil & gas, and academia.
Women in Leadership Executive Development Program launches, providing business professionals training led by Bauer faculty on negotiations, conflict management, recognizing and addressing stress in the workplace, and other topics.
Second Practices That Pay event brings together practitioners & academicians to discuss family-friendly policies and leadership culture.
#WorkingWisdom Podcast launches.
Women in Entrepreneurship course launches.
Inclusive Leadership Initiative named to AACSB International “InnovationsThat Inspire” list.