From fixing the women to liberating the men: Gender in organizations (HeForShe event)Export this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

St. Jerome's University and the University of Waterloo present a talk by Jennifer Berdahl, PhD.

Jennifer Berdahl examines how various organizations have attempted to deal with gender – from trying to “fix” the women to changing the way that everyone thinks about men and women. Organizations that successfully integrate women, she argues, are more successful than their competitors.

Male-dominated organizations and industries have struggled with integrating women into their ranks. In this talk, Berdahl presents the different frameworks that have been used for thinking about this problem, from training women to be more like men to examining how work continues to be the site of masculinity contests among men. Berdahl discusses the underlying assumptions, implied remedies, and ultimate effectiveness of these different frameworks.

About the speaker

Jennifer Berdahl is Montalbano Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. Well known for her scholarship on integrating women in organizations and occupations traditionally held by men, Professor Berdahl has a PhD in social psychology from the University of Illinois and worked for the American Association of University Women, the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and Rotman School of Management.


Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments served.

For info: David Seljak, 519.884.8111, ext. 28232 or dseljak@uwaterloo.ca 

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STJ - St. Jerome's University
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