Join CREW Northern Colorado for an exciting presentation by two extraordinary women who are paving the way for females in business, Ginger Graham of Fort Collins’ Ginger and Baker and Dr. Stefanie Johnson, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.
Take a rare glimpse at Ginger Graham’s vast business career from former President and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, to former faculty member at the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School and now, as the owner and operator of Ginger and Baker in Old Town Fort Collins.
Dr. Stefanie Johnson brings a unique academic based perspective on female leadership as she studies the intersection of leadership and diversity, focusing on how unconscious bias affects the evaluation of leaders, and strategies that leaders can use to mitigate bias. Join us for Dr. Johnson’s discussion on diversity and inclusion, focusing on what leaders can do to translate the best intentions into impactful actions. Click here for Dr. Johnson’s website
Attendees will receive a $10 gift certificate to Ginger and Baker!
Ginger Graham, Owner & Operator of Ginger and Baker
Ginger Graham owns and runs Ginger and Baker, a food hub, market and event destination in Fort Collins, Colorado, housed in a historic grain mill; celebrating community, history, creativity and pie. www.gingerandbaker.com
She is a former faculty member at the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School and a former consultant to first-time CEOs in the areas of leadership, strategy, board-effectiveness, and organization building.
Ginger’s business career spans multiple industries including agriculture, cosmetics, investment banking, pharmaceuticals, medical-devices and biotech. She is the former President and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and the former Group Chairman, Office of the President of Guidant Corporation, a global cardiovascular medical device company.
Ginger earned a BS in Agricultural Economics with honors from the University of Arkansas and holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard University. She serves on the Boards of Directors for Walgreen Boots Alliance and is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Clovis Oncology, Inc. She is the co-chair of the Scientific Council for the Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado, Anschutz and on the Advisory Board of the BioFrontiers Institute at the CU campus in Boulder, Colorado.
Ginger has received numerous awards and honors including being named as the Emerging Company Executive of the Year by the Global Health Council in 2005, a Finalist in Marketwatch’s CEO of the Year in 2006, and named as the American Diabetes Association’s Woman of Valor award in 2006. She was included in Pharma VOICE’s “100 of the Most Inspiring People” list in 2006 and World Pharmaceuticals magazine named her number 10 on a list of 40 most influential people in the industry in 2007. Ginger was the first woman CEO named to the PhRMA Board and Executive Committee. In 2018, she was recognized by Women Inc. Magazine as one of the Most Influential Corporate Directors and in 2020 was named to the EBW 100 List of Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide.
In her spare time, Ginger loves living on the ranch in Colorado with her husband, Jack, a herd of horses, a spoiled rotten dog, two barn cats, and a coop full of chickens. She rides as often as possible, spends all the time she can with her grandkids and is an accomplished pie baker.
Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Leeds School of Business
Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson is an author, professor, and keynote speaker who studies the intersection of leadership and diversity, focusing on (1) how unconscious bias affects the evaluation of leaders and (2) strategies that leaders can use to mitigate bias.
Her new Harper Collins book, Inclusify: Harnessing the power of uniqueness and belonging to build innovative teams, shares the surprising ways the leaders undermine inclusion and provides actionable ways that leaders can pivot to build more inclusive teams.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the MG 100 Coaches and was selected for the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, comprising 30 international management scholars whose work will shape the future of how organizations are managed and led. She works with the best companies in the world to create more inclusive leaders. She has extensive consulting experience and has created and delivered leadership development training with an emphasis on evidence-based practice.
As an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, Dr. Johnson teaches undergraduate and graduate students focused on leadership and inclusion. She holds the Andrea and Michael Leeds Research Fellowship, is the Director of CU Boulder’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at Leeds, and is a 2020 CU Boulder RIO Fellow. She is a fellow in the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) and the American Psychological Society (APS). She is also passionate about disseminating her work more broadly and has taught two LinkedIn Learning courses on how to increase diversity and inclusion in corporations.
She has received $3,800,000 in external grant funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs. Her safety leadership course was adopted by the OSHA 30 and taken by 70,000 students in its first two years. She is an active researcher and has published 60 journal articles and book chapters in outlets Journal of Applied Psychology and The Academy of Management Journal.
Dr. Johnson is also a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and an in-demand keynote speaker. She has presented her work at over 170 meetings around the world including at the White House for a 2016 summit on diversity in corporate America on National Equal Pay Day.
Media outlets featuring Stefanie’s work include: Forbes, The Economist, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, HuffPost, Washington Post, Quartz, Discover, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC. She has appeared on Fox, ABC, NBC, CNN, and CNN International. She currently contributes to Bloomberg, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review.
She lives in the Boulder Bubble with her Biology Professor husband, two young kiddos, and two old kitties.