We are excited to share that representatives of our partners from the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations, IEDC – Bled School of Management and Nehem will be presenting the paper “Equal4Europe: Paving the way toward gender equality in European business schools” at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, in Boston.

Our session will take place on Monday August 7, 12pm Boston local time (for those already registered, our session number is 1065). More information on the event can be found here: https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/registering-and-attending

Here’s a summary of what our partners will present:

Business & Management (B&M) schools and the wider academic context have been characterized as based on a traditional, linear male model according to which academics focus on their career only, work full- time, and have no family responsibilities In line with the current AOM theme “Putting the Worker Front and Center”, this symposium brings together four papers that showcase theoretical and practical insights to achieve gender equality in higher education institutions. The symposium starts by providing a scoping review of gender bias in academia and goes beyond shedding light on barriers, to focus on showcasing effective actions taken to reach gender equality in academic institutions in Lebanon, and across a variety of European countries including Greece, Sweden, the UK, Netherlands, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, France, and Belgium. The takeaways of this symposium provide culturally diversified insights into the progress made towards achieving gender equality in academia, with reflections on both theoretical and practical implications on gender equality in academia.

The AoM Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of management and organisation scholars in the world, a great opportunity to share our work and learn from others. Stay tuned, to hear all about the interesting discussions and conclusions from the meeting.