TRIGGER networking event results

The panel seminar “Improving gender equality in work – what can we learn from London’s business and policy organisations?” has been held at Birkbeck, University of London (UK) on March 18th 2015. It aimed to bring together academics and practitioners from different fields to discuss how to foster gender equality in the workplace. The event forms part of the actions of the European project “TRansforming Institutions by Gendering contents and Gaining Equality in Research” (TRIGGER), currently running at Birkbeck, and focused on gender equality in science disciplines. Among the speakers, Jo Beill (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea); Nicola Cardwell (PwC); Professor Henry Etzkowitz (Stanford University); Sue Johnson (Greater London Authority); Professor Nick Keep (Birkbeck); Jeanne Le Roux (JLR People Solutions Ltd); Siobhan Martin (Mercer). Professor Colette Henry (Dundalk Institute of Technology) chaired the panel. The participants discussed more topics, such as horizontal and vertical discrimination, unconscious gender bias, lack of women in leadership positions, as well as measures, such as quotas, flexible working, training, sponsorship and development programmes. More details on TRIGGER website, www.bbk.ac.uk/trigger

 

 

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