Engendered species: gender stereotypes becoming extinct?

By Dr Juliet Kele, Research Fellow In HRM  Department of Management, Birmingham Business School This month saw the introduction of new advertising laws, prompted by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in their review of gender stereotyping in adverts. Under these new rules, traditional gender-role stereotypes would not be completely banned, yet ‘harmful’ or ‘offensive’ depictions, … Continue reading “Engendered species: gender stereotypes becoming extinct?”

And the Award Goes to …. The Inclusion Rider

By Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development Department of Management, University of Birmingham inclusion is much more than simply increasing racial, national, gender or class representation, [and] recruiting and retaining more people from traditionally under-represented identity groups. So what is the inclusion rider? Frances McDormand’s final words at the Oscars this year “I … Continue reading “And the Award Goes to …. The Inclusion Rider”

Why all the fuss? It’s about time, lord

“Twitter claimed that ‘a woman can’t be a Doctor’ and ‘it is not Nurse Who, but Doctor Who’” By Finola Kerrigan, Reader in Marketing and Consumption at Birmingham Business School Doctor Who fans waited with great excitement to find out who the thirteenth Doctor would be.  This long running, rebooted series has an inbuilt mechanism to … Continue reading “Why all the fuss? It’s about time, lord”

Five good reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day where you work

By Dr Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies at Birmingham Business School Have you noticed any changes to the gender balance at work? Or the gender dynamics? If you haven’t, you’re probably not paying attention. Feminism is in the midst of a resurgence, that some academics are calling the ‘fourth wave’. This most … Continue reading “Five good reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day where you work”