Mon, Aug 31, 2020

6 PM – 7:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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In light of growing awareness of racial injustice and the unequal impact of COVID-19, we've found ourselves asking...

What is the role of managers in promoting economic and social justice?
How can we, as future business leaders, manage towards a more equitable society?

Join us for a candid discussion of these questions with three inspiring executives who are committed to creating good, accessible jobs for workers in contexts that range from an entrepreneurial packaging business to one of the world's largest employers.

- Gayatri Agnew (Walmart, Sr. Director - Walmart Giving)
- Al Fuller (Integrated Packaging Corp., CEO)
- Julie Bertani-Kiser (Recology, Chief HR Officer)

We'll explore which approaches to management have proven more resilient and successful during these troubling times, as well as how managers might respond to situations where equitable management appears to conflict with profitability.

This event is part of a series titled Redefining Management: Leadership for Social Progress in Troubled Times, brought to you by MIT Sloan's People & Organizations Club, Good Companies Good Jobs Initiative, and the Student Life Office.


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Gayatri Agnew

Sr. Director

Walmart Giving

Gayatri serves on the leadership team for Walmart’s Global Responsibility division where she leads strategy and partnerships on economic mobility, specifically human capital, shared value, partnerships and philanthropy. Her team focuses on key issues such as changing employer practices, better serving the learning and development needs of frontline workers, and scaling work-based learning and skills-based hiring. Gayatri’s personal mission is for more people to be able find purpose and to learn through work and that this luxury of learning is equality accessible for all.

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Al Fuller


Integrated Packaging Company

Albert D. Fuller is a Social Entrepreneur and committed to advancing Economic Opportunities for people living in Historically Underserved Communities. He is also Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of Integrated Packaging Corporation LLC (IPC), a corrugated box and packaging manufacturer headquartered in Detroit Michigan.  Mr. Fuller established IPC in 1992 and IPC has grown into one of the nation’s leading minority owned manufacturing companies. IPC has manufacturing plants in urban areas in Michigan and Louisiana. In its 28-year History, IPC has hired, trained and laddered hundreds of Impoverished Minority workers, many of whom came to IPC from Incarceration, minimum wage and Government Assistance Backgrounds.

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Julie Bertani-Kiser

Chief Human Resources Officer


Julie is Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Recology, a leader in the resource recovery industry. Julie has been an employee owner at Recology since 1994, a member of Recology’s ESOP Administrative Committee since 2007, and Chair of the ESOP Administrative Committee since 2018. Julie holds a B.S. degree in Business from SFSU and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

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