FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 13, 2010

American Chemical Society Webinar focuses on diversity in business

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™ focusing on diversity in business.

Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinar™ will feature diversity consultants Cathy Bristow and Lolita Chandler speaking on Diversity: Old Topic — Fresh Conversations.

ACS Webinars™ connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge but must register in advance.

Participants will learn:

  • Strategies for positioning the diversity conversation — how to get leaders to listen
  • The potential of not knowing using what you don't know to unleash engagement and innovation
  • Generational differences differences as an asset
  • Tips to get listeners to "tune in" — inspiring fresh conversations

Chandler is currently an adjunct instructor in the Diversity Management Certificate Program at Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, in Ithaca, N.Y. She works as a consultant to education and industry, where her focus is on facilitating engaging conversations about diversity and inclusion that inspire listeners to action. Chandler holds a master's degree in education from Teachers' College, Columbia University, NY. Bristow is founder of BRIDGES, a New York consulting firm. She holds a B.S. from Wheelock College and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

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