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New York State Psychological Assoc. Divisions of Organizational Consulting & Work Psychology and Women's Issues Partner to Address Gender Equity in the Workplace

Interdisciplinary panels address the root causes, consequences and solutions for gender-based inequities in the workplace. Fordham University, Nov. 17, 9am-4pm, New York State Psychology Division Presidents Vivi Hua, Psy. D. (Women's Issues) and Tom Diamante, Ph.D. (Organizational Consulting & Work) to moderate the panels.

New York, NY, September 22, 2019 --( New York State Psychological Association Division Partnership Event.

The New York State Psychological Association's Divisions, Women's Issues and Organizational Consulting & Work Psychology partner to deliver an important educational event:

The Psychology of Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Making the Organization Suitable for Human Habitation

Date: Nov. 17, Full day, Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, 12th floor lounge E. Gerald Corrigan conference center

The day will offer 2 panels, each comprised of interdisciplinary experts.

Panel Moderators are:
Morning Session: Vivi Hua, Psy.D. - Journey to the Top: Reflections on Challenges and Lessons Learned

Afternoon Session: Thomas Diamante, Ph.D. - Workplace Gender Inequities: Root Causes & Solutions

The morning panel takes an introspective approach and focuses on challenges that women face on their journeys to leadership, and explores ways women and men can collaborate in order to create an organization conducive for advancing women leaders.

Moderator: Dr. Vivi Hua is the President of Division of Women’s Issues. She is the Founder & Director of Vivid World Psychology, a therapy practice that empowers individuals to be their authentic selves and break free of any psychological barriers, as a result of individual or social forces of oppression.

- Serina Vash, J.D., Managing Partner, NJ Office at Herman Jones LLP, former federal prosecutor
- Elaine Wong, Managing Director, Head of Credit Assessment & Origination at Moody’s Analytics
- James Beale, Managing Director, Head of Investor Solutions for the Capital Markets Organization within Global Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch
- Sofia B. Pertuz, Ph.D., Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at the Jed Foundation, former Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Hofstra University

The afternoon panel will address systemic flaws in organizations, dealing directly with institutional obstacles to fairness including unconscious biases, the manifestation of bias in human resource practices, risk management, and more generally creating a healthy workplace for everyone.

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Diamante, is EVP & Practice Director at CCA, inc. a human capital consultancy in New York where he leads an executive coaching, learning and development and talent management practice. Formerly of Merrill Lynch, KPMG (BearingPoint) and Altria, Tom is a consulting industrial & organizational psychologist with post doctoral clinical training. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Risk Management Association - New York Chapter, is extensively published and consults to a highly diverse portfolio of clients. A Society of Human Resources Management designated special expert in ethics & corporate social responsibility and member of the McKinsey Executive panel, Tom is President of the Organizational Consulting & Work Psychology Division of the New York State Psychological Association.

- Faith Kohler, J.D., former Federal Agent, Attorney, Strategy Risk Advisor, Conduct & Culture Risk Assessment
- Azish Filabi, J.D., Asst. VP, BlackRock, Investment Stewardship & Corporate Governance, formerly of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Attorney
- Chris Allen, Ph.D., workplace psychologist, specializing in coaching women in leadership
- Marina Levin, formerly of East West Bank, Global Executive Recruiter, President, Eagle Eye Searches, LLC, an executive search firm for the investment and financial services sector

A keynote will be delivered by consultant and scholar Dr. Virginia E. Schein addressing gender-based challenges, power and politics and other inequities in the workplace. A closing statement will be made by Dr. Jean Lau Chin, current candidate for president of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Alan Hack, President, New York State Psychological Association will kick off the day. The public is welcomed to attend.

Please find more information, including registration details at or you can register at:
NYSPA Office 518-437-1040

The Organizational Consulting & Work Psychology Division of the New York State Psychological Association partners with fellow Divisions annually to bring Best Practices to consultants, human resource professionals and business leaders.
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