Gender bias, social justice in workplace among topics on tap for U-M’s Positive Business Conference

April 22, 2021
Contact: Jeff Karoub,
Bridget Vis


DATE: May 13-14, 2021

EVENT: The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan will host its annual Positive Business Conference, an event aimed at informing and discussing topics related to improving workplace culture and delivering tangible business results.

The theme for this year’s virtual conference is “Meaningful Engagement in a Fragmented Time: Connecting with Self, Others, and Society.” The event will feature Michigan Ross faculty experts, including Ethan Kross, author of “Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It,” and business industry leaders. Each session will discuss and share best practices, practical implementation tools and other strategies for building stronger, more connected teams and designing organizations where employees can flourish.

The two-day conference will cover a range of important topics, such as how women mentoring men can eliminate gender bias in corporations and how companies can implement a stronger commitment to racial justice and improve employee engagement. New to the event this year are a series of four 15-minute sessions called “If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Conversations with Ross Thought Leadership.”

The full lineup of presenters and session topics is available online.