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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)

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Gender and Enterprise Newsletter

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Please see below for a number of interesting recent announcements and relevant research publications (click headings for downloads or more information).

Places still available at Developing Women’s Leadership: Theory and Practice 25-26 May University of Roehampton

  • a 1.5 day workshop driven by the need to address the lack of individual and organisational theories that focus on women’s leadership. This gap in the literature means we are unable to address important leadership theories confidently, yet the demand for insights about women and leadership continues to increase.

Opportunity for women-owned businesses to meet with Women Entrepreneurs Netherlands

1) Wednesday 13th April
Networking and Matchmaking, Dutch Embassy, 38 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5DP

2) Thursday 14th April –  3.30pm
High Tea & Networking, The House of Lords, Parliament Square, London, SW1A 0PW
This event is hosted by Baroness Howells of St Davids, Member of the House of Lords.

If you would like to attend, please email your contact details to events@womennetherlands.com.

Disability and Entrepreneurship Workshop 21 April 2016

  • The Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster at Birmingham Business School is holding this ‘Disability and Entrepreneurship’ workshop to highlight this intersection of two vexed concepts as a place where ideas from disability studies and the business school can meet and interact in a way that has theoretical, as well as practical socio-economic, implications. This event will combine ongoing work from established and new scholars in this area, drawing upon a range of empirical and theoretical material. Whilst it will be of particular interest to those with an interest in disability and enterprise, it will also be informative to those with other interests in the business school, and disability studies more broadly.

Publication of GARCIA working papers 

  • Gender equality and gender dimension in research are now priorities of the European Union Horizon2020 Framework Programme. The GARCIA project shares the same views, in considering how the gender dimension affects excellence and efficiency in research.The project plans to map and analyze the gender dimension at different organizational levels in various European research institutions. With a specific focus on the early stages of academic and scientific careers, the aim is to implement specific actions for combating gender stereotypes and discriminations.

CfP HISTORICAL APPROACHES TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH: Investigating Context, Time, and Change in Entrepreneurial Processes

  • For this special issue, we seek theoretical and empirical work that significantly advances our understanding of whether and how historical research and reasoning can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. In this regard, we encourage submissions that not only make contributions to entrepreneurship research and theory, but also engage the methodological and theoretical issues involved in using historical approaches in the management disciplines.

Here to Stay: Women’s Self-Employment in a (post) austerity era – Report by UK Women’s Budget Group

  • Since the financial crisis and economic recession, the UK labour market has undergone a series of structural shifts. These have seen levels of female economic inactivity drop to a historic low, but also ushered in a new era of precarious working with self-employment accounting for a significant proportion of post-recession economic activity, especially for women. This paper explores these trends, and what they mean for the women directly affected as well as for policy setting.

Women and low income households again paying for the Chancellor’s tax cuts

  • Only three days after research by the Women’s Budget Group showed that those on the lowest incomes – the majority of whom are women – would lose five times as much as the richest households,[1] the Chancellor has again delivered a budget that sees women and disabled people paying for his tax cuts.

GenPort Resources List

  • Including She Figures 2015 report: fifth edition of the She Figures series –released every three years since 2003– which aims to monitor the level of progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. It analyzes comparable statistics on women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and decision-makers, and data on differences in working.

 

PhD Studentships in Gender Available at MMU

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Deadline – 21 March 2016

Gender Equality in the Manchester City Region: The Impact of Austerity and Devolution
Julia Rouse
Kate Cook

Advancing Theory of Embodied Leadership: Women’s Experiences of Leading During Fertility Treatment, Pregnancy and the Menopause
Julia Rouse
Carol Atkinson

Austerity and Gendered Rhythms: The Effect of Public Service Reform on Public Sector Worker’s Experience and Management of Time and Space
Julia Rouse
Andrew Rowe

For information about the projects and fully funded scholarships for UK or EU students please see:

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/research/research-study/scholarships/business-and-society/

Email enquiries are welcome to Professor Julia Rouse