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Session 1: 2019-20 Leadership Series - October 22, 2019

  • October 22, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
  • The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St. Madison, WI

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The 2019-2020 TEMPO Leadership Series in partnership with the Wisconsin Evening & Executive MBA Programs at University of Wisconsin-Madison along with exclusive sponsor, Summit Credit Union.

We are excited to offer the 2019-2020 breakfast sessions at the Madison Club, located at 5 E Wilson St, Madison.

Session 1: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. 

Recognizing and Addressing Gaslighting in the Workplace

Session 2: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.
Get Onboard: Pathways to Corporate Board Leadership

Tickets for TEMPO members and guests are $35 for one-session; $60 for both sessions.  To register for the series, please click here

Your payment for participation in the sessions directly benefits the TEMPO Foundation and supports TEMPO scholarships. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests at this year’s series.

Session 1: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.
Recognizing and Addressing Gaslighting in the Workplace

Speaker: Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin–Madison

In the workplace, women and people of color, and individuals whose perspective is outnumbered are often targets of gaslighting by those seeking power and control. Gaslighting is a common manipulation technique that is carried out by undermining another individual’s ability and questioning their worth. It occurs most often when there is an imbalance of power, creating a dependent relationship.

Gaslighting is difficult to recognize when happening to oneself because the person engaging in manipulation does so by concealing and clouding their efforts. Although it is difficult to identify, there are patterns of behavior that gaslighters use to destabilize their targets and others around them. The impact on the victims can be profound, ranging from a loss of self-esteem, motivation and inability to make decisions. It can influence a high-achieving person to become anxious and/or depressed, causing a stagnation in his/her career advancement. In this session, we will discuss the definition of gaslighting, the way it is used, as well as how we can recognize and address it to avoid its impact on us personally and professionally.

Binnu Palta Hill serves as the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB). Prior to joining WSB in 2006, she spent over ten years in the UW System teaching, consulting, and designing programming that enhances inclusion by leveraging strategic leadership and organizational cultural dexterity. Her expertise includes developing open communication skills within organizations by developing a shared vocabulary on conflict resolution. A distinguishing factor in her approach is the combination of academic research and lived experience to dissect core issues related to diversity. This approach is apparent in the Diversity Lunch and Learn Series she founded in 2010. These discussion forums on sensitive topics such as race, gender, and politics, have grown significantly over the last nine years and are attended by UW faculty, staff, and students. Ms. Hill also teaches inclusive leadership in the Wisconsin Evening and Executive MBA Programs.

In May 2015, Ms. Hill represented WSB at the White House as Wisconsin became one of the first business schools to commit to best practices for increasing opportunities in business for women and preparing a culturally competent 21st century workforce. She has also served on advisory boards for WI Governor’s Youth Summit and Information Technology Academy Pre-College Program. In recognition for her contributions to UW-Madison and the Madison community, she was awarded the UW-Madison Outstanding Woman of Color award in spring 2017. In fall 2017, Ms. Hill was selected to participate in UW-Madison’s Kauffman Seminar for Leadership Development. Most recently, the far-reaching impact of Ms. Hill’s work was recognized with the 2018 Wisconsin Alumni Association Leadership Award.

Ms. Hill has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout the United States and in Europe, including the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), Women and Leadership Symposium, UW-Madison Diversity Forum, Changing Demographics, and All-State’s The Power of Diversity Conference. She has presented to over a dozen corporations including American Family Insurance, Grant Thornton, All State, Forward Service Corporation and the QTI Group. Her engagements range from one-hour keynotes to recurrent hands-on workshops on topics such as conflict resolution, negotiation, and consciously cultivating inclusion to enhance individual and organizational performance.

Ms. Hill holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Certification in The Foundations of NeuroLeadership - Driving Change with Real Science. Her work has been featured in The Capital Times.

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