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Ventura County - Combatting Gender Bias: Strategies for an Inclusive Workplace

  • 10 Jul 2024
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Combatting Gender Bias: Strategies for an Inclusive Workplace

(NOTE: This event will be offered both in-person and online. Please select the ticket type that reflects how you will attend.)

Join us for an informative presentation on addressing gender bias in the workplace. This session offers the latest research on the root causes of inequitable work cultures for women and other underrepresented groups. We'll examine how biased environments pose significant challenges for companies looking to attract and retain top talent, often driving high performing individuals to disengage or leave their jobs entirely.

In this session, you will also learn effective mitigation strategies to counteract gender biases to foster a more inclusive and equitable workplace. You’ll gain practical tools to build a work environment where all employees feel valued, engaged, and able to perform at their best.

Join the movement to create a workplace where equity and inclusivity are not just ideals but everyday practices. See you there!

Kim Jones, Founder

Kim Jones Alliance

Kim Jones, founder of Kim Jones Alliance, is an executive leadership & career coach and gender equity advisor dedicated to developing leaders and elevating women in the workforce. She works with individuals and companies committed to fostering the advancement and well-being of women in work.

As a former C-suite leader in the IT sector, Kim knows firsthand the barriers women face with advancing their careers to reach their highest professional potential. Over her 25-year corporate career, she developed holistic strategies to address the issues that hinder women’s advancement and equal representation in the workplace. Kim leverages her business experience and background in anthropology to guide her clients in developing the skills, authenticity, resilience, confidence, perseverance, and cultural context to guide professional growth, while creating practices to balance professional objectives with overall well-being.

In addition to executive coaching, Kim advises and speaks on equity topics relevant to businesses and executive leaders. Topics include her journey to the C-suite, the unique dynamics of IT cultures, attributes of 21st Century leadership, effective networking, attracting and retaining underrepresented workers, developing professional authenticity, and addressing gender biases. Kim facilitates workshops for IT leaders on organizational culture and optimizing business performance, and mentors high potential women in IT to achieve next-level leadership.

Prior to launching her coaching and advisory business, Kim held executive-level positions for several Fortune 250 companies in various functional roles, most recently serving as a divisional CIO and SVP, IT, for Farmers Insurance Company. In this position, she led teams of over 1000 people in the development and implementation of the company’s technology vision and strategy. In previous roles, Kim led largescale operations for both large companies and start-ups.

Kim is an ACC certified coach through the International Coaching Federation and holds a certificate from the Yale University School of Management, Women’s Leadership Program. She has a master’s degree in anthropology, an MBA, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge.

Additional Event Details

7:20 AM Registration & Networking

7:30 AM Breakfast & Introductions

7:45 AM Legal Update

8:00-9:00 AM Program and Q&A

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