inclusion

Invitation to 2 ESRC Seminars: 15 and 17 June

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Wednesday 15th June 2016

ESRC Seminar Series: Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)Representations of Women Professionals & Leaders

Seminar 6: “Multi-disciplinary Approaches: Developing Research Priorities and Impact”

Time: 10am-3.30 pm
Venue: Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, LA1 4YX

Aims of Seminar 6: 
The focus for this 6th seminar is on developing research priorities and impact. Introducing participants to different multi-disciplinary approaches, including sharing examples of research and impact, the seminar will explore effective approaches to tackling gendered media misrepresentations of women professionals and leaders and how we might put those into practice to gain maximum impact.

Speakers Include:

Charlotte Valeur
Charlotte Valeur is the Founder and Chair of Board Apprentice Ltd., a company committed to developing diversification on boards through a board apprentice scheme.  Charlotte is the Managing Director of GFG Ltd, a Governance Consultancy. She has over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Industry as an Investment Banker in Denmark and UK, has extensive board experience as a Non-Executive Director (NED) and currently holds Chair and NED positions on various boards.

Professor Anita Biressi
Anita Biressi is Professor of Media and Society in the Department of Media, Culture and Language at the University of Roehampton. She is Convenor of the MA Media, Communication and Culture. Her research interests include: documentary and popular factual programming, popular journalism, crime and law and order, class difference in contemporary British culture and gender and political voice.

Professor Rosalind Gill
Professor Rosalind Gill joined City University London in October 2013. With an interdisciplinary background, she has worked across a number of disciplines including Sociology, Gender Studies and Media and Communications with posts at Goldsmiths and King’s College London, and the LSE’s interdisciplinary Gender Institute. Rosalind is known for her research interests in gender and media, cultural and creative work, and mediated intimacy.

To book your free place at the 15th June ESRC funded Seminar 6, please email Katrin Scherschel.

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Friday 17th June 2016

ESRC-funded Seminar Series “Gendered Inclusion in Contemporary Organisations” (2015-2018).

Seminar 3

9.30am to 4.30pm
University of Essex

To advance debates concerned with the persistence of gender inequality in contemporary organizations, this seminar series argues for a shift in how we theorise and understand the tenacity and experience of ongoing discrimination. Specifically, the series calls for a move away from explanations based on an assumption of exclusion (underpinned materially and symbolically by a masculine norm) towards a focus on the way in which women and men are included in organizations today.

The third seminar in the series will explore the ways in which we can approach researching gendered inclusion and communicating our research to different audiences.

The inclusion of women in the world of workplace organizations appears to be an inherently ‘good’ project. The current extent to which women participate in the labour market is the result of many years of struggle to create the conditions for reducing gender inequality, and as such deserves recognition. For academic researchers, however, this also poses a challenge of how to question the prevalent patterns of inclusion, and how to enter into a productive dialogue with practitioners and policymakers about the need to critically appraise and change the ways women and men tend to be included within contemporary workplace settings. The seminar will provide a forum for creative engagement with a range of innovative, interdisciplinary research methodologies aiming to explore the gendered nature of inclusion. It will also inspire and facilitate reflection on our responsibilities as academics – and possibly powerful change agents – to infuse the potential for a critical approach to issues of workplace diversity and inclusion in our research practice and in our contacts with different organizational stakeholders.

Speakers:
•       Professor Emma Bell  (Keele Management School, Keele University, UK)
•       Dr Suvi Salmenniemi (Department of Sociology, University of Turku, Finland)
•       Prof. Melissa Tyler (Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK)
•       Louise Nash (Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK)

Registration: The seminar is FREE to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please register at EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esrc-researching-gendered-inclusion-interdisciplinary-methodologies-tickets-24878504276

When: 17 June 2016, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration/coffee 9.30am. Talks start at 10.00am.

Where: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ. Venue: Wivenhoe House Hotel.
Directions: http://www.wivenhoehouse.co.uk/#find-us

EARLY CAREER TRAVEL BURSARIES: To encourage the participation of early career scholars and PhD students, we have a limited number of TRAVEL BURSARIES. To apply for a bursary please email Dr Maria Adamson providing a brief account of your circumstances and why you are interested in attending the seminar.

The seminar series is organised by Dr Maria Adamson (Middlesex), Prof. Elisabeth Kelan (Cranfield), Dr Patricia Lewis (Kent), Prof. Nick Rumens (Portsmouth), Prof. Martyna Śliwa (Essex)

Driving Forward Gender Equality in Europe: Combating Discrimination in the Workplace and Beyond

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Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

Thursday 2nd July 2015

KEY SPEAKER:

Carolina Lasen Diaz
Head of the Gender Equality Unit
Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has endorsed universality, access to quality care, equity, and solidarity as common values and principles underpinning the health systems of the EU Member States. However, certain marginalised groups, such as people living with HIV, the LGBT community or sex workers are still ‘hard to reach’ for health services.

With discriminatory gender roles still compromising the health and well-being of women and girls in Europe there is a pressing need to address the range of barriers women can face in accessing health services.

This timely International Symposium continues the debate on how to work towards an EU-wide policy framework on gender equality and non-discriminatory access to healthcare. The Symposium provides a key platform for the discussion of a better European regulatory framework aimed at strengthening prevention, protection and inclusion of women.

For further details, visit the website. Feel free to circulate this information and click here to book online.