ESRC RESEARCH SEMINAR
‘The role of business and business schools in addressing Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment’
This seminar addresses the role of business and business schools in addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment. It specifically relates to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls. While issues relating to gender equality and women’s empowerment differ around the world, the role of business and business schools in preventing inequality and promoting equality is of critical importance. This seminar provides a number of perspectives from research and practice to address the challenge of women’s empowerment and gender equality.
This seminar is part of a series funded by the ESRC entitled ‘ Architects of a Better World: Building the Post 2015 Business Engagement Architecture ’ based on the call made by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in its publication of the same name (UNGC 2013), in which it calls on business, civil society and academia to play a role in addressing the SDGs. Each of the seminars in the series addresses one of the key priority areas outlined by the UNCG, which has since become enshrined in the 17 SDGs. These areas include the alleviation of poverty; meeting ‘human needs and capacities’ through education, gender equality and health; being mindful of the ‘resource triad’ of food and agriculture, water and sanitation, and energy and climate; and crafting an ‘enabling environment’ by focusing on peace and stability, infrastructure and technology, and good governance and human rights.
The seminar is free to attend but delegates must register by emailing Karen Whitehand firstname.lastname@example.org who can also provide additional information about the event. If you cannot attend for the whole event you are welcome to attend for part of it, but please state this when emailing Karen for catering purposes.
This seminar forms part of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics International Women’s Day events.
12.00 Registration and lunch
12.30 Welcome; Introduction to the Seminar & Overview of the Seminar Series – Professor Kathryn Haynes, University of Hull & Co-Investigator Professor Alan Murray Winchester Business School;
12.45 Professor Patricia M. Flynn, Bentley University
“Are business schools helping to reduce gender inequality in the workplace –or not?”
1.30 Dr Claudia Nagel, Managing Partner, Nagel & Company GmbH, Visiting Professor, University of Hull
“Pearls instead of poisonous mushrooms - an overview of the difficulties for women to get to the top in business and banking”
2.15 Tea and Coffee Break
2.45 Presentations from PhD students
3.30 Kathryn Haynes University of Hull
“‘The Future Women Want’: Towards gender equality and sustainable development – a role for accounting research”.
4.15 Panel & Audience Discussion: The Role of Business and Business Schools in furthering the SDGs and promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment
4.55 Closing remarks - Kathryn Haynes
5.00 – 6.00 Drinks reception
The Seminar Series is sponsored by the ESRC, the British Academy of Management and the ICAEW.