2A – Why Now is the Time to Address the Lack of Diversity and Inclusion in Survey Research: Mollyann Brodie

Why Now is the Time to Address the Lack of Diversity and Inclusion in Survey Research: Mollyann Brodie
Invited Address
2A - All


Time/Date
9:00 am-10:15 am on Monday, 05/22/2017

Location
Grand Ballroom II

Facilitator
Gerald Tillman, Chief, Survey Administration Branch, NASS USDA

There are many pressing issues facing pollsters including major methodological changes and an overall lack of public trust in polling. These challenges are daunting and yet, according to Dr. Mollyann Brodie, the past president of AAPOR and someone with twenty-five years of experience studying public opinion on national health care policy, while these concerns are clearly critical to address, the field has been ignoring another important issue – the lack of diversity in the industry, our own organizations, and our professional associations.

This talk will focus on why diversity and inclusion is an imperative topic for discussion and action, and despite the other competing issues, time for it to be a main focus of conversation in our industry. It will also tell the tale of what personal hurdles Molly overcame in order to step forward to make an impassioned call to action to her peers and colleagues. Her hope is that by sharing her experiences, audience members will be challenged to think critically and honestly about not only their institution’s approach to diversity, but also their own personal perspectives, beliefs, and actions related to diversity and inclusion throughout the many dimensions of their own careers.

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