Enhancing Employee Engagement, Innovation, and Performance through Inclusive Leadership

In this session, participants will gain an understanding of employee engagement and its relationship to organizational culture. We will discuss how leaders influence culture and drive engagement and performance. Participants will learn signature traits associated with inclusive leadership and tangible ways practice behaviors linked to being an inclusive leader.

Binnu Palta Hill, MBA, Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Binnu Palta Hill has spent the last 24 years in the UW System teaching, consulting and designing programming that enhances inclusion by leveraging strategic leadership and organizational cultural dexterity. Since 2008, she has led The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business where she works closely with the Dean to develop a diversity, equity and inclusion strategy with the goals of enhancing diversity among students, faculty and staff, and fostering an inclusive culture. A distinguishing factor in her approach is the combination of academic research and lived experience to dissect core issues related to identity differences. This approach is apparent in the Diversity Lunch and Learn Series she founded in 2010. Ms. Hill also teaches inclusive leadership in the Wisconsin MBA Programs.