Indiana University Announces the Establishment of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business

A new research center at Indiana University will address issues of gender inequity, sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment in the workplace. The new center will be a collaboration of the university’s Kinsey Institute and the Kelley School of Business.

Through research, education, and training, the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business aims to prepare current and future business leaders to create organizational cultures and instill individual behaviors that advance equality in business operations and create safer work environments. The new center will provide a platform for creating other teaching and learning opportunities, including support for a required course for undergraduates on ethics in business and cases that will explore the ethical and legal landscape of sexual harassment, gender bias in hiring and promotion, workplace relationships, and pay inequities.

“The Kelley School of Business and Kinsey Institute partnership to address workplace inequity and sexual misconduct encourages a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while preparing graduates to be fair and equitable employees and business leaders,” said Pamela Whitten, president of Indiana University. “The Kinsey-Kelley Center will make a lasting impact through outreach that will build awareness and improve organizational responses to these issues.”

“Education is key in creating a culture where everyone is valued for their contributions and feels safe in their work environment,” added Idalene Kesner, dean of the Kelley School of Business. “Through the work of the Kinsey-Kelley Center, we can begin to empower women and others to become agents of change.”

April Sellers, clinical professor of business law and ethics is the inaugural Pam Meyer Yttri Director of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business. Professor Sellers spent 16 years as a trial lawyer as a partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels. She also served as chief of staff for the mayor of Indianapolis. Professor Sellers is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan Univerity and earned her saw degree at Indiana Unversity.

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