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.
From this event
Professor Caron Beaton-Wells
Dean, Internal, Melbourne Business School
Professor Paul Jensen
Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Melbourne Business School
Professor of Economics, Associate Dean (Faculty), Melbourne Business School
Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Business School (Moderator)