San Francisco Bay Area Women’s Forum 2023: Sustaining a Positive Culture in a Changing Workplace


Professor Jennifer Chatman of the Haas School of Business presented at this Cornerstone Research networking event for women professionals in the legal community.

Remote and hybrid work has created new challenges for organizations seeking to cultivate positive, cohesive cultures. To explore these issues and examine their impact on professional women, we welcomed Professor Jennifer Chatman, of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Chatman is a renowned expert on organizational culture and high-performance teams.

In a research-based talk, Professor Chatman shared tools and strategies for cultivating a culture that is positive, adaptive, relevant, and authentic.

This presentation was sponsored by Cornerstone Research Women’s Forum, which fosters discussion of thought-provoking topics relevant to professionals working in the legal community. The evening offered valuable content, lively conversation, and networking with local women legal professionals and senior staff of Cornerstone Research.

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Jennifer A. Chatman
Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management
Haas School of Business, University of California

About the Speaker

Jennifer Chatman researches, teaches, and consults on how organizations can leverage culture for strategic success and how diverse teams can optimize performance. Professor Chatman’s award-winning research has been published in leading academic journals and featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among other media outlets.

Professor Chatman codirects the Berkeley Center for Workplace Culture and Innovation, which helps leaders develop vibrant workplace cultures. She consults with numerous high-profile organizations to assess and improve their culture. Professor Chatman holds a Ph.D. in business administration and a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.