Gendering in Research: Understanding Motivations to Engage in Gender Equality Actions

Talk by Ea Høg Utoft, Aarhus University

2017.11.30 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 25 Jan
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

Abstract

In Denmark, the largest public and private enterprises are legally required to establish target figures for their desired shares of women at top management levels. It is further widely accepted that there are performance and innovation benefits associated with improved gender equality (GE). Assuming that requirements and benefits would usually be sufficient pressure and incentive to spur organisational action, when in practice organisations prove reluctant to work actively to improve circumstances for women, the following question arises:

How are organisations motivated to engage in gender equality actions?

 

To answer this question, through an organisational ethnography, I explore how organisational members interpret and rationalise efforts to improve GE. Ideally, my project will contribute to an improved understanding of which kinds of pressures and incentives hold the greatest potential of inciting organisational actions towards improving GE.

 

Speaker: Ea Høg Utoft, Danish Centre for Studies on Research and Research Politics, AU

 

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The Gendering in Research Network provides a platform for gender researchers and students at Aarhus University to discuss, collaborate, and exchange ideas. For further information about the Gendering in Research Network, please contact: Lea Skewes, IMC Theresa Ammann, IMC

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