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February 12, 2015

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Kresge Auditorium

Senior Leadership Panel Discussion

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart
Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz
Provost Martin Schmidt

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Kresge Auditorium

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Renée Richardson Gosline
, MIT Sloan

Diversity and Mindful Leadership – At MIT and in the World

How does one become an effective leader in a diverse world? Working with various groups is not merely a “diversity” issue; it is a key success factor for all organizations and the leaders who steer them. This talk will apply principles of "mindfulness" to authentic leadership in a respectful and caring community.

Prof. Renée Richardson Gosline’s talk will address examples from social media, politics, marketing, and management. She will explore the importance of diversity to interpersonal dynamics and to effective and ethical leadership, both here at MIT and globally. She will also identify strategies that can help mindful leaders (at all levels of an organization and in broader society) make authentic connections with various audiences.

Renée Richardson Gosline is the Zenon Zannetos 1955 Career Development Assistant Professor of Marketing at MIT Sloan School of Management. She has been named one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under 40, and an MIT “Iron Professor.” Prof. Gosline holds a BA and MA in sociology, and a DBA in Marketing from Harvard University.