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Blacks in I/O Psychology


    • Thursday, April 20, 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    • Room 201 - Hynes Convention Center | Virtual via Whova

    This session will explore what solidarity means among racially marginalized groups in I-O. Many conversations around allyship or positive intergroup relations are often centered on the relationship between dominant and marginalized groups; however, there are fewer conversations about the relationships among different marginalized groups. This session will focus on the relationship among racially marginalized groups, the history of these groups’ relations, the benefits and challenges of building solidarity, and what solidarity could look like both in the workplace and within the field of I-O.

    Additional Data:

    Cheng, S. K. (Chair), Cheeks, M., Holman, S., Hsu, A., Magana, Z., & Ochoa, A. (2023). Community of Interest: Building solidarity among racially marginalized groups in I/O. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Boston, MA, United States.

    • Friday, April 21, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yardhouse Boston - Marriott Copley | 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

    Join us at the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference for an informal meet up and networking mixer hosted by Blacks in I/O Psychology! This event is the perfect opportunity for old friends to catch up and for new faces to make meaningful connections. Whether you're a seasoned expert or just starting out in the field, you'll find plenty of like-minded individuals to chat with. And to sweeten the deal, the first 15 members to arrive will receive a special gift as a token of our appreciation!

    Don't miss out on this chance to mingle with other BIOP members. Come ready to connect and have a great time!

    • Tuesday, July 18, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join Blacks in I/O's very own Vice Chair, Sertrice Grice, MS, in a fireside chat with Dr. Marla J. Albertie, USN Veteran & I/O Psychologist. In this session, Sertrice & Marla will dive into topics such as her I/O Journey, her book, what lead her to begin a non-profit, and more!

    You will not want to miss this discussion on July 18th, 2023 at 6:00 pm EST.

    About the Speaker:

    Marla J. Albertie has lived on board a United States carrier therefore, she feels she is unstoppable. As a native of Jacksonville, Florida she loves to read, travel, and shop. Many of her travels have been on cruises as she has taken 16 thus far. Marla believes life is a journey and we all can create the life we want so why not; you only live this life once. She has a passion to see growth in peoples’ lives and wants others to pay it forward. 

    As an energetic visionary, she is the owner and founder of the

    TruthSpeaksGroup LLC , a multimedia company that creates strategies and solutions for work-life integration/harmony (WLI/H). She is also the founder of I/O for Teens Inc., (a skill, confidence, and career building organization teaching teens how to achieve their dreams based on a science of human behavior.)MJA Notary Services LLC., MJA Publishing LLC., and JEMA Holdings LLC. 

    Marla doesn’t believe in work-life balance as she believes all areas of our lives can be integrated and we can create harmony in our lives by means of I/O Psychology and Positive Psychology methodologies. 

    Marla’s mantra is to #TeachTrainEducate working woman who desire to understand their truth and live a life of success defined on their own terms. 

    Marla is a certified professional career, executive, and life coach, trainer APTD (Associate Professional in Training and Development), Certified Chief Happiness Officer, Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, Director of HR, Instructor, of Psychology, Amazon Best Selling author, and has over 25 years of business, coaching, and training experience. Marla holds a Master of Education in Adult Education, Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, and an Associates of Science in Financial Services. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


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