Patty Prosser and Lori Ball, Unconscious Bias

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Date(s) - November 7, 2018
11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Meridian Hills Country Club


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Patty Prosser

Whether real or perceived, many women still believe they continue to be “disadvantaged” in the workplace because of their gender. Even though most women strive to eliminate gender bias in the way we think and behave, research (and most company leadership teams and boardrooms) shows signs that there is still room for improvement. Rather than continue to talk about it – women need to rethink the way they think and act towards each other, if there’s any real hope to achieve a fairer, more inclusive and more level workplace.

Patty Prosser has over 30 years of experience in solving a variety of human resource issues created by ongoing organizational change. She has assisted a broad base of client companies in their desire to grow, develop, retain and transition their human resource assets.

As a corporate executive with a multi-billion dollar global organization followed by two decades as the head of a highly regarded career and leadership development firm, Patty has experienced the challenges and understands the opportunities facing leaders today. Her expertise lies in the ability to assist leaders and teams to better understand themselves, the impact they have within their organizations, and on others. She also works with leaders to identify areas for growth and enhanced leadership effectiveness. She uses a collaborative approach and focuses on helping individuals build upon the strengths, skills, and experiences that have contributed to their current success, while identifying opportunities and tools to help them significantly raise their leadership capital within the organizations they serve.

Lori Ball

Three things guide Lori Ball’s professional decisions: availability of any form of leadership, impact, and connecting to a greater good. Ball found all three as chief operating officer of Indianapolis-based BioStorage Technologies Inc., a global company that manages samples for the bioscience industry. In three years, she quadrupled facility space in Indianapolis and abroad, with the company experiencing double-digit percentage growth in staffing.

She also founded the Global Initiative for the Ethical Use of Human Specimens, a collaborative multidisciplinary group focused on improving patient informed consent and maximizing patient privacy. Ball wasn’t thinking about global biomedical technology when she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Anderson University. She first gravitated to coaching, leading to a position as assistant athletic director and sports information director at Manchester University in North Manchester. After earning her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, she went from management positions at Faerber’s Bee Window Co. and Advantage Marketing to Covance Inc.’s Central Laboratory Services. At Covance, she was global head of supply chain operations and logistics, doing business in South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.