Economic Opportunity

2020 Mar 12

Gender Equity Insights from Australia

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Cason Conference Room, Room 102 Taubman

Are Australian companies moving closer to gender equity in the boardroom? How is it making a difference to company performance? What mechanisms are proving to work in closing the gender pay gap?

Join Australian economists, Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells and Professor Alan Duncan, for an analytical discussion of gender inequality in Australian workplaces and boardrooms. This empirical research makes unique use of company census data collected by Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

Rebecca and Alan will be visiting from the Bankwest Curtin...

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2020 Feb 19

Beijing +25 Years: Redefining Leadership in the Age of the SDGs: Accelerating and Scaling Up Delivery Through Innovation and Inclusion

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse
Join WAPPP Leaders In Practice  Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the current United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, and Rangita de Silva de Alwis, associate dean for international programs at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, for a lunch discussion of their... Read more about Beijing +25 Years: Redefining Leadership in the Age of the SDGs: Accelerating and Scaling Up Delivery Through Innovation and Inclusion

"Unwelcome": Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and on Campus

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

This module will focus on the challenging legal, policy and organizational issues ingrained in various approaches to the pressing public problem of sexual harassment in the workplace and on campus, including examination of  the structures and interventions – successful and not - that organizations have developed to respond to that policy environment in practice. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of what  is considered “sexual harassment” in the law , what are the actual experiences and career effects on those who have experienced it, what ...

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2020 Mar 12

Understanding Gender and Leadership: How Do Characteristics of Women’s Social Networks Shape Leadership at Work?

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Hosted Online

Tracy L. Dumas, Associate Professor, Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

In this study we explore the relationship between gender and leadership by examining characteristics of men’s and women’s social networks and how these characteristics shape the individual’s ability to demonstrate leadership behaviors in the workplace. Although existing research suggests that women may have unique strengths when it comes to leadership, these...

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2020 Feb 27

The Organizational Bases of Racial Discrimination

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein 414

David Pedulla, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Stanford University.

A significant body of social science research provides compelling evidence that hiring discrimination persists against African Americans. Yet, scholarship in this area has left open important questions about the organizational features that may exacerbate or mitigate discrimination at the hiring interface. In this talk, which draws...

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