The Path Towards Inclusive Excellence: Exploring & Navigating Implicit Bias

July 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Judy Seidenstein, BA

Sponsored by The Alden Memorial Lecture
Judy Seidenstein serves as the Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) for the Duke School of Medicine. As a member of the Dean's senior leadership team, she focuses her efforts on the development and management of a comprehensive strategy providing leadership, guidance and support across the school to conceptualize, define, assess and nurture the climate required for diversity, inclusion and excellence to thrive. Ms. Seidenstein provides oversight of efforts to address both broad and specific issues of faculty, staff and student diversity and works closely with department chairs, institute/center directors and senior administration to develop robust school-wide and departmental diversity strategic plans to help position diversity and inclusion as core to the school's missions of education, research and patient care. She is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) & Georgetown University's Healthcare Executive Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program and serves as Duke's representative on the AAMC Group on Diversity & Inclusion. Her perspectives have been formed by 20+ years of leading this work across a wide spectrum of contexts including academia, corporate government, and non-profit in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Each of these has contributed to her innovative strategies and effective approaches to today's most sensitive and controversial workplace issues. Ms. Seidenstein was one of 100 top diversity leaders invited by The U.S. Department of State to participate in a think tank strategy session of public and private-sector diversity and inclusion leaders convened to study the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and U.S. foreign policy with a global focus. She has mastered the art of taking issues seriously without losing a sense of humor, perspective, and grace. Because of her deeply held belief that diversity matters in creating a world that works, Judy is committed to leading efforts to inspire inclusiveness at work and in the world.
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