When Intersectionality and Toxic Behavior Intersect: Managing Toxic Behavior as it Relates to Race, Sex, and Gender

November 29th, 10am Pst / 1pm est

SHRM Recertification Provider


This isn’t going to be your standard conversation about racism, privilege, or minimizing bias at work.

We’re going to dive into some hard questions, and our expert panelists will deliver responses to questions that may be on everyone’s mind but no one is asking out loud.

Attend and hear the panelists’ own experiences with toxic behavior based on their intersectionality, unpack how white supremacy may drive perceptions of toxic behavior, and how managers may approach conversations about accountability with intersectionality in mind.

These are tough, but real and necessary, topics. Join Catherine Mattice and her expert panelists as they discuss:

  • Their own experiences with toxic behavior based on their intersectionality.
  • The term Person of Color and whether it’s divisive or too broad, and frequently used phrases that perpetuate discrimination of underrepresented groups.
  • How to unpack perceptions of toxic behavior, and the ways in which perceptions are – and are not – a result of white and gender-norm supremacy.
  • Taking intersectionality into account when approaching employees about performance or behavior issues.
  • Ways in which we can break down traditional gender stereotypes in order to end toxic behavior aimed at people who don’t “fit” stereotypical gender “norms.”



Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice is the Founder & CEO of Civility Partners, Inc. She assists organizations in building positive cultures. She is passionate about employers’ responsibility to create the opportunity and environment for employees to thrive.



Stacey Gordon

Stacey Gordon is the Founder & CEO of Rework Work and a globally recognized keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and DEI strategist. She is passionate about reducing bias in global talent acquisition and management.



Ashley T Brundage

Ashley T Brundage is the President & CEO of Empowering Differences. She’s an award winning leadership and empowerment expert. Since 2008, she has worked tirelessly to promote awareness and acceptance of gender identity and expression.



Miguel Joey Aviles

Miguel Joey Aviles is the Chief Belonging Officer of MJA International, LLC. He has over 15 years of D&I, HR, and talent management experience. For over a decade he has been relentlessly focused on executing principles of transformation – physically, mentally and organizationally.



Justin Jones-Fosu

Justin Jones-Fosu is the Founder and CEO of Work. Meaningful. He is passionate about helping organizations and individuals take ownership of their mindset, purpose, and performance to achieve amazing results.