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Melbourne Business School Events and Information Sessions Tackling bias against women in business and education: lessons and strategies

Tackling bias against women in business and education: lessons and strategies

Online
Tuesday, 08 March 2022
8.00 AM - 9.00 AM
Free

The theme for this year’s International Women's Day is #BreakTheBias. Our guiding principle to ‘Promote Diversity’ and the joint MBS-FBE Enhanced Gender Balance and Equity Amongst Academics strategy aligns well with the campaign’s theme with biases being singled out by Dean, Internal Caron Beaton-Wells as a key factor holding women back.

We all know that an underlying obstacle to a greater representation of women in leadership are gender biases and stereotypes about what leadership looks like – historically and still, men are seen as more suited and supported to take up leadership roles.

This seminar will look at the things all of us in business and education can do to help reduce biases against women in management and leadership. With senior leaders and academics we will explore the joint journey that Melbourne Business School and the Faculty of Business and Economics have been on to eliminate bias from academic development, selection and appointment processes.

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This seminar looks at the things all of us in business and education can do to help reduce biases against women in management and leadership. Watch as our academics lay out the latest research on how we can all deepen our awareness of bias, notice it and choose a different path forward.

Speakers

Caron Beaton-Wells

Professor Caron Beaton-Wells

Dean, Internal, Melbourne Business School 

Professor Paul Jensen

Professor Paul Jensen

Deputy Dean (Faculty), Faculty Business and Economics, University of Melbourne
Isabel Metz

Isabel Metz

Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Melbourne Business School

 

Andrew John

Andrew John

Professor of Economics, Associate Dean (Faculty), Melbourne Business School

Amanda Sinclair

Amanda Sinclair

Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Business School (Moderator)