Tackling gender inequality from the classroom to the boardroom: workshop preview

Pirate or princess?

A pirate princess gender stereotype compromise?

  • Why do we continue to see gender stereotyping in education?
  • What is the impact of such gender stereotyping on the labour market?
  • How does gender stereotyping limit career opportunities for individuals?
  • What are the wider impacts of gender stereotyping on society at large?
  • Which approaches work best in achieving sustained change with respect to gender imbalance in educational settings and the workplace?

These questions will be addressed at a half-day workshop on tackling gender inequality, hosted by the Employment Research Institute (ERI) at Edinburgh Napier University from 10:00-13:00 on Tuesday 10th May 2016. The discussions will take into account recent research on gender imbalances in education and key sectors of the economy undertaken at the ERI.

I’m delighted to have been invited to take part in this event, drawing on my experience of leading Athena SWAN work at Edinburgh Napier. Amongst the other expert speakers will be:

Registration at the workshop can be made by sending an email to Dr Valerie Egdell at v.egdell@napier.ac.uk by 1st May 2016. Registration is free of charge. All refreshments will be provided, including lunch at the end of the morning’s formal proceedings.

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