How to Manage a Workforce with Many Identities

In the early days of diversity, the work focused on race and gender. Then it broadened and  became more complex. Laws change, attitudes are continually evolving and the newest generation in the workforce does not want to be put in a box of one race, ethnicity or group.

Each person is an individual and may or may not hold the traditional values associated with his or her primary culture. How does a manager create an inclusive environment given the evolving multiple dimensions of diversity?  On Tuesday, June 18 Wednesday, July 17, Mary-Frances Winters, president and founder of The Winters Group, will lead a Diversity Insights session that will provide tips for managing the complexities and paradoxes of individual identities:

  • New definitions for diversity dimensions and how they will impact the way managers lead
  • An understanding of new attitudes towards personal identity and the key drivers for the changes
  • Tips for successfully managing the emerging multidimensional workforce.

About the Speaker

Mary-Frances Winters is president and founder of The Winters Group, a 27-year-old organization development and diversity consulting firm specializing in research, strategic planning, training and public speaking with an emphasis in ethnic and multicultural issues. Prior to founding The Winters Group in 1984, Winters was affirmative action officer and senior market analyst at Eastman Kodak Company, where she worked for 11 years.

She is a graduate of the University of Rochester with undergraduate degrees in English and psychology, and a master’s degree in business administration from the William E. Simon Executive Development Program. She received an honorary doctorate from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1997. Winters was selected to serve as Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Continuing Education’s 1994-95 Distinguished Minett Professor, where she taught a leadership course entitled 21st Century Leader: Visionary, Inspired, and Spiritually Grounded at the graduate level.