Gendered Inclusion in ‘traditional’ and ‘creative’ sector organisations and industries

Event Date: 31 May – 1 June 2018

The Boardroom
2nd Floor
College Building
Middlesex University,
The Burroughs,
Hendon,
London NW4 4BT

Middlesex University Business School, Middlesex University presents:

Seminar 6: Gendered Inclusion in ‘traditional’ and ‘creative’ sector organisations and industries

This seminar series has set out to shift the way we theorise the persistence and experiences of ongoing discrimination in organisations by moving away from explanations based on an assumption of exclusion towards a focus on critically scrutinising how women and men are included in organizations today. Throughout the series, an array of fantastic international and interdisciplinary speakers sought to challenge the postfeminist mantra that women ‘never had it so good’ by exposing old and new gendered challenges and inequalities contemporary workplaces, suggesting that women’s inclusion still remains partial and conditional.

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DAY 1: Seminar 6 (9.30pm- 4.30pm) will look at the patterns of women’s inclusion in traditional, male-dominated industries to see if there has been much change, and also examine gendered work in ‘creative sectors’ which are considered to be more ‘female-friendly’. Speakers will discuss the issues related to gendered inclusion in finance, construction, aviation, music, film industry and journalism, illuminating how and on what conditions women are included, and how inclusion rhetoric continues to be intertwined with and often obscures continuous and new types of gender exclusion.

 

Speakers include:

  • Karen Lee Ashcraft (Professor of Organisational Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Melissa Fisher (Lauritis Andersen Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen)
  • Tessa Wright (Reader at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London)
  • Christina Scharff (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London)
  • Natalie Wreyford (Research Fellow on ‘Calling the Short’ project, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton)
  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (A renowned British journalist and author, and a Professor at Middlesex University)

Programme:

Welcome and Introduction by Maria Adamson (Middlesex):

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Christina Scharff (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London) –  Networked, passionate, and musical’: analyzing subjectivities to understand inequalities in cultural work:
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Natalie Wreyford (Research Fellow on ‘Calling the Short’ project, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton):
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Professor of at Middlesex University Journalist and author):
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Tessa Wright (Reader at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London) –  Gender Inclusion in male-dominated industries:
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Melissa Fisher (Lauritis Andersen Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen) The Rise of Gendered Inclusion: Spiritual Feminism
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Karen Lee Ashcraft (Professor of Organisational Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder) – Work of Value: Affective Economies of Gender in the So-Called Professions
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DAY 2: Seminar 7 (9.30am-3pm) will explore the ‘fall out’ of the current situation of limited inclusion looking at the rise of neoliberal feminist rhetoric, its impact, the differences between the rhetoric and women’s experiences, as well as problematize the lack of ‘inclusivity’ within the very discipline of diversity studies.

Speakers include:

  • Florence Villesèche (Assistant Professor and Marie Curie Fellow at Copenhagen Business School)
  • Catherine Rottenberg (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and currently a Marie Currie Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmith University of London)
  • Shani Orgad (Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economic)

Programme:

Welcome and Introduction by Maria Adamson (Middlesex):

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Catherine Rottenberg (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and currently a Marie Currie Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmith University of London):
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Florence Villesèche (Assistant Professor and Marie Curie Fellow at Copenhagen Business School) –  Women’s Business Networks:
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Shani Orgad (Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics):
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Organisers: The seminar series is organised by Dr Maria Adamson (Middlesex), Professor Elisabeth Kelan (Cranfield), Dr Patricia Lewis (Kent), Professor Nick Rumens (Middlesex), Professor Martyna Śliwa (Essex)

 

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