Diversity in the workplace is a good indicator of how far we’re pushing the needle on social equity. But there are more practical needs. Diversity drives innovation and helps companies stay competitive in an increasingly global workforce. Gary May discusses how to improve the odds for women and underrepresented groups.

About the Speaker

Gary S. May is the chancellor of UC Davis. He leads the most comprehensive campus in the UC system, with four colleges and six professional schools. UC Davis enrolls more than 39,000 students, brings in nearly $850 million annually in sponsored research and contributes at least $8 billion annually to California’s economy.

An accomplished scholar and engineer, May came to UC Davis after a three-decade career at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He was dean of the institute’s College of Engineering—the largest and most diverse school of its kind in the nation.

This event was hosted as part of Gladstone's Critical Conversations series. Critical Conversations was launched in 2020 as a way for Gladstone community members to challenge and empower themselves by considering different ways of thinking through the lens of others. These discussions will encourage you to reframe or shift your perspective. All community members are encouraged to participate and continue the dialogue outside this forum.

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