The Mendoza College of Business team pictured above offered the final speaking engagement of the week-long Notre Dame Ethics Week conference, themed “Women Lead.”
Robin Kistler, director of non-degree programs for the Stayer Center for Executive Education, pictured on the far right, led the panel discussion on "Women and the Workplace" with colleagues Amanda McKendree, the Arthur F. and Mary J. O'Neil Director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication and management and organization associate teaching professor; Angela Logan, the St. Andre Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development and associate teaching professor; Alice Obermiller, director of experiential learning and leadership development for Mendoza’s Graduate Business Programs; and Cindy Muir, management and organization associate professor and leadership researcher.
This year's speakers included leaders and executives such as Carolyn Y. Woo, former dean of the Mendoza College of Business.
Organizers of the conference say that although considerations of ethics are part of the curriculum and programs of the Mendoza College of Business throughout the year, Ethics Week provides a dedicated opportunity for members of the Mendoza community to gather and explore timely themes.
“In the wake of headlines on topics from #MeToo and male allies to debates on the promise and pitfalls of ‘leaning in,’ students, faculty and community members who attend will hear from a diverse group of scholars and business people who have meaningful insights and are making contributions toward more inclusive workplaces,” said Jessica McManus Warnell, an associate teaching professor of management and organization at Mendoza.
Now in its 23rd year, Ethics Week takes place annually in February and brings in experts from a diverse array of industries to explore current ethics issues. The series was established to encourage the discussion of ethical matters in undergraduate and graduate business classes at Notre Dame and to secure a foundation for future discussions inside and outside the classroom.