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Tue 18

April 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Bridging Divides in the Workplace

Business for America

Location: Online

Toxic polarization isn’t only on Twitter. Many companies are witnessing first-hand how contentious social and political issues create workplace conflict and reduce productivity. It’s a bottom-line business issue, and corporate leaders are seeking solutions. How can businesses help repair America’s social fabric — both in and out of the workplace?

Join us Tuesday, April 18 at noon ET / 9am PT to hear from experts on how businesses can bridge workplace divides. This session will cover:

  • Review findings from Business for America’s Business Bridging Divides research report on companies from the Fortune 500 to small startups.
  • Learn about the root causes of increased divisiveness (and pressure to do something about it) both in and out of the office
  • Hear what businesses are experiencing in their workplaces and how it hurts the bottom line
  • Find out what approaches work well for businesses — and what is not working
  • Discuss solutions and best practices in addressing workplace divisions, including DEI practices and employee development programs


Kristin Hansen, Executive Director of Civic Health ProjectLecturer at Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Ali Goldsworthy, Lecturer at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, author of the bestseller Poles Apart: Why People Turn Against Each Other, and How to Bring Them Together

Russ Yarrow, Founding Partner of Yarrow Consulting, Advisor at The Dialogue Project at Duke Fuqua School of Business


Sarah Bonk, Founder & CEO, Business for America