Over recent years, everybody became a diversity expert and ‘good ideas’ are spreading fast – even when they are based on false assumptions or have adverse effects. Also in the gender area people reproduce myths and overlook empirical insight. #IWD2021
Women are simply not as competitive as men – that’s one of the beliefs that are as wide-spread as over-simplified, and not even proven. Contextualised insight, however, provides learning for D&I and HR.
Former UK First Lady, Cherie Blair, said on TV that role models “matter” and that it did “not matter” whether the next Labour leader was a woman – for tokenism was “a very negative thing”. Read how we can resolve the dilemma…
What are the standards on which women are appointed to become CFOs or CEOs, do they change business results and how are they perceived as leaders? New research provides insight – and guidance.
Anlässlich aktueller Entscheidungen über die Zusammensetzung des Vorstandes der Siemens AG berichtet das Handelsblatt über die Bedeutung von Perspektivenvielfalt und die Wahrnehmung von Besetzungsentscheidungen.
The latest academic study about team diversity provides additional depth to simplistic insight. Yes, diverse teams create superior results – sometimes on the back of those who aided the benefit.
Will more women on boards lead to more equality in an organisation? Or do multi-national teams promote inter-cultural relationships? While some numbers support such obvious linkages, deeper research provides a more sophisticated picture.
The belief in D&I targets is almost as strong as the resistance they often create. Based on new large-scale, international research, experts now confirm that a consistent, business-based sense-making will create the ‘acceptance’ required to make targets a success.
Empirical analyses of YouTube, Instagram and Online Music videos show that the presence of women focuses on stereotypically feminine topics and formats while overall, they are underrepresented. Companies can eliminate the toxic spill-over of online gender bias onto the workplace.
Marketing experts from 5 countries on 4 continents were surveyed about Diversity in advertising. Their answers show that they know what is expected from them. However, mind-sets and actions vary.
More gender diversity in STEM can change the way research teams tackle tasks, eliminate blind spots and thus explore under-researched questions. In order to achieve this, the scope of gender diversity would need to be broadened – beyond a simple representation focus – a new analysis shows.
Two new studies paint an alarming picture: one shows a strong increase in xenophobia, the other shows that true attitudes towards women in management positions are much more negative than usual surveys indicate.
European Union Institutions tend to take the high ground when it comes to Gender Equality. The unveiling event for the new 100 and 200 Euro banknotes at the ECB showed how easy an opportunity to show equality is missed and traditional gender clichés are promoted – by the EU itself.
In an attempt to justify the ban of gender studies from Hungarian Universities, State officials claimed that differences between men and women were purely biological. Hence there was no need to do research or to teach Gender in Hungary.
For years, women were told to go for the best marks and strengthen their confidence in the specific perspectives and approaches they bring to the workplace. Two brand-new studies seem to reverse the assumptions: women are penalised for good grades and they increase much-needed confidence when they downplay gender differences.
Der zweite „Gender Award – Kommune mit Zukunft“ würdigt vorbildliche Gleichstellungsarbeit auf kommunaler Ebene und zeigt den Gestaltungsspielraum jenseits gesetzlicher Regelungen. Manche Aspekte scheinen dem Vorbild der Wirtschaft zu folgen – oder sind es parallele Entwicklungen?
Any government should be expected to comprise the most capable in each policy area. Recent appointments and interviews with FTSE350 chairs reveal how interpretation of this varies. Meanwhile, Spain’s new Prime Minister has sent a strong message where he sees potential. It is quite the opposite of what Donald Trump and others communicated in 2017.
Although the trend is not new, the profoundness of the digital transformation is only about to become clearer. While most areas feel as if they had to follow (or obey), D&I should not only be seen as an object of digitalisation, but also as a driver. An overview of the two-way inter-relations. Continue reading
Darf es sich eine Bank (er)sparen, die Existenz weiblicher Kunden sichtbar zu machen? Und warum sollte sie dies überhaupt wollen? Und sollte ein Staat in seiner Nationalhymne nur den männlichen Teil seiner Identität erwähnen? Während der Business Case unübersehbar ist argumentieren Veränderungsgegner mit Kosten, Tradition und …
From flowers and re-gendered brands to marching sisters’ fists and mass striking: International Women’s Day showed a vast variety of initiatives. Their impact depended on how well they acknowledged their context: Some did, others didn’t. An analysis describes how helpful or harmful activities can be.