University of Birmingham
The workshop entitled ‘Gender and Class at Work’ was held on the 2nd of March 2016 at the University of Birmingham coordinated by Holly Birkett and Maria Villares from the University. The event attracted researchers interested in the area of gender, work, employment relations, migration, and entrepreneurship. The workshop was funded by the Enterprise and Diversity Cluster (EDC) at the Birmingham Business School and co-organised with the Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN), Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). The discussion and presentations on the day brought participants up to date with current debates and empirical findings related to the role of class and gender at work.
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ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) and Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster
‘Gender and Class at Work’
2nd of March 2016
Garden Room, Park House
University of Birmingham
The Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster at the Birmingham Business School is holding this ‘Gender and Class at Work’ workshop in collaboration with the ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network. The aim of this event is to place class at the centre of our understandings of gender and work, and analyse its intersections with other key socio-cultural relations. This interest follows the increasing awareness that inequalities related to class have been overlooked in the study of work, whilst other forms of social division such as gender or ethnicity have gained much more attention in the last decades. The aim of this workshop is to reflect upon how different class processes impact on gender structures, role and identities in large organisations or as entrepreneurs. This event will provide the space to discuss the sort of challenges the field is grappling with and why they are important. The keynote and discussion sessions will facilitate reflecting upon theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches to research gendered and classed experiences of work and enterprise.
Attendance to the event is free but registration is required. Please send an email to Sophie Sinclair to confirm your attendance and dietary requirements.
Pleasant season’s greetings from all of us at GEN!
Below are a number of updates we wish to share regarding events for next year and some recent publications and initiatives in which you may be interested.
- New Book: Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal
- Women’s Enterprise Scotland Launches World’s First Digital Gender Balance Certification Programme
- International Placement Scheme (IPS) is offering funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions for early career researchers, doctoral-level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC*-funded doctoral students.
- Prof Simon Down speaking on entrepreneurial masculinities on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed (based on this paper, co-authored with Andreas Giazitzoglu, in the ISBJ)
2016 Upcoming Events
- March 1: Westminster Forum seminar on women in the tech sector: access, skills development and policy priorities
- March 2: GEN seminar,’Gender and Class at Work’, co-sponsored by Dr Maria Villares and University of Birmingham Centre for Research on Ethnic Minority Enterprise (CREME). Guest Speaker: Prof Harriet Bradley.
- June 28-July 1: 9th Biennial Gender, Work and Organisation Conference at University of Keele.
- July 11-15: GEN Confreat #2 – Leeds University. Summary of 2015 Confreat here.
- October: ISBE Conference, Paris
Follow us on Twitter @ISBEGEN for more detailed information closer to these dates.
Wishing you and yours a happy new year and all the best for 2016!