Recruiting, retaining and supporting leaders from equity-deserving groups

How can we do more to support equity-deserving people on their path to STEM leadership roles at UBC? In this session we will explore the barriers that exist on the path to leadership including inequitable hiring and recruitment processes, lack of role models, as well as hostile work-place environments for equity-deserving leaders. Through a panel discussion format, we hope to explore strategies and practices that faculty, staff and leaders can do to better support the recruitment and retention of leaders from equity-deserving groups.

In this session, we have panelists Jason Murray, President and Founder of BIPOC Executive Search, and Ella Hipolito, Senior Associate from Boyden, who have extensive experience providing support to equity-deserving groups in the hiring process and working strategically to convince leadership search committees to value JEDII in hiring practices. In addition,Naznin Virji-Babul, who is the senior advisor on women and gender-diverse faculty at UBC, and other STEM leaders, will be invited to share their perspectives. 

Key questions addressed in this session:

  • What are key practices for units to attract and recruit leaders from equity-deserving groups?
  • Once hired, what are key practices to support leaders from equity-deserving groups from below and from above?
  • What types of structures and strategies help the “leadership-curious” faculty and staff members from equity-deserving groups to step into leadership roles?

Please register for this event here 

Check out the other sessions happening in the JEDII STEM Summer Series.