Scholar to speak on advancing equity, diversity and inclusion through research

Recent social movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have put a spotlight on overdue discussions regarding barriers, exclusion and marginalization.

This week’s Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series event will discuss the implications this has for organizations, specifically the conduct of robust research with practical implications for policies, strategies and actions that are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Shawna Chen, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Goodman School of Business, will share the most recent, relevant diversity and inclusion research in management, psychology and other similar fields during her talk, “Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion through research.”

Recently appointed as the LCBO Spirit of Inclusion Initiative Research Scholar (2021–24), Chen examines the diversity and inclusion in the alcoholic beverage industry and identifies barriers for historically under-represented groups.

The Goodman speaker series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues virtually.

Chen’s talk will take place Friday, Feb. 11 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and can RSVP to receive a link to the session by emailing Crystal Li at

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