This paper examines the relationship between executive gender and creditor recovery rates, showing that creditors to female-run firms have higher recovery rates in the event of default. News, trends and culture through the lens of gender from The New York Times. Open for comment; Comment(s) posted. How can these issues be tackled on a practical level? Entrepreneur Christy Jones is creating a venture to help women preserve their eggs and postpone motherhood. Open for comment; Comment(s) posted. The sociology of gender cannot be imagined without a strong notion of the importance of culture and the ubiquity of cultural factors. women, black people or southern staff members) can contribute to changing the culture of development organisations and reorienting their priorities. Individuals and organisations need to challenge their own assumptions and power dynamics. The elevation .

While explaining gender differences and their reproduction, critical, culturally sensitive theories are introduced with a focus on the power relations between the sexes.

It is thus crucial to consider not only the composition of evaluation panels but also their deliberation process. impart. Using a series of experiments, the authors studied gender differences in how job-seekers perceive their own qualifications for different opportunities and how this affects their decision to apply. Has the Glass Ceiling Been Broken (or at Least Cracked)? Culture and tradition can enable or obstruct, and be oppressive or liberating for different people at different times. This Cutting Edge Pack hopes to inspire thinking on this question - with an Overview Report outlining key issues on gender and cultural change in the current climate, a Supporting Resources Collection providing summaries of key texts, tools, case studies and contacts of organisations in this field, and a Gender and Development In Brief newsletter with three short articles on the theme. Conclusion.

Is gender and development a northern imposition on cultures of the south? Cultural impact needs to be conscious and considered, and one directed at challenging oppressive norms of gender, sex, sexuality, and north-south dynamics. Finally, an article on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) treaty and the reservations by Arab state signatories, shows how arguments about defending culture are mobilised to obstruct gender equality. The overview article discusses how 'gender and development' can be seen as an imposition on other cultures, how far this is a reality, and what we can do about it. welcomed.

New research on gender in the workplace from Harvard Business School faculty on issues including "leaning-in," gender inequity, the social and economic effects of maternal employment, and gender diversity's effect on corporate financial performance. A call is made for people to identify and take action against oppressive practices, instead of standing back in respect of culture.This report features gender and development thinking and initiatives which both challenge oppressive practices and counteract north-south power imbalances. Field Experimental Evidence from Scientific Peer Review, Women Pay a Higher Career Price in Today's Always-On Work Culture, Gender-Diverse Companies Thrive Only Where Diversity is Embraced, Calculators for Women: When Identity Appeals Provoke Backlash. There is nothing sacred about culture, and value judgements need to be made about which aspects of culture to hold on to, and which to let go of. The 'culture' of the international development industry is created by structures of power and inequality. by Vincent Pons, Vincenzo Galasso, Paola Profeta, Michael Becher, Sylvain Brouard, and Martial Foucault, by Clarissa Hauptmann and Anywhere Sikochi, by Zoë B. Cullen and Ricardo Perez-Truglia, by Katherine Coffman, Manuela Collis, and Leena Kulkarni, by Christine L. Exley and Judd B. Kessler, by Rembrand Koning, Sampsa Samila, and John-Paul Ferguson, by Misha Teplitskiy, Hardeep Ranu, Gary Gray, Michael Menietti, Eva Guinan, and Karim R. Lakhani, by Tami Kim, Kate Barasz, Leslie John, and Michael Norton, by Katherine B. Coffman, Clio Bryant Flikkema, and Olga Shurchkov, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, Copyright © President & Fellows of Harvard College, The Challenges of Commercializing Fertility, The COVID Gender Gap: Why Fewer Women Are Dying.
Over a four-year period, male employees assigned a male manager were promoted at a faster rate than their female counterparts, with no observable difference in performance. Women, in turn, were promoted at the same rate whether assigned to a male manager or female manager. Researchers have produced murky, conflicting results about whether gender-diverse companies perform better than those managed mostly by men.

Gender aspects are relevant both in relation to the broad definition of culture as a ‘social construction’ and to the way in which cultural policy is designed and implemented. Different cultures deal differently with the gender roles in society.There are so-called masculine cultures and there are feminine cultures.The down-side of these two names (masculine and feminine) is that there usually is an immediate association with gender.In the original research work of Geert Hofstede the intention was never there to trigger a strong association with gender-related issues in society.But evidently, these as… Analysis of all U.S. biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 shows that research teams with women were more likely to produce patents addressing women’s health conditions, especially when female researchers led the teams.
Ignoring gender in development is just as much a cultural assumption as putting it on the agenda. Open for comment; Comment(s) posted. Furthermore, the argument that gender is a northern imposition is often used to obstruct constructive action for gender equality, even when this is led by local priorities. The definition of culture itself is difficult to pin down, and ranges from an amorphous notion encompassing many aspects of social existence, to one more specifically based on cultural artifacts and products. Identity appeals may fail equally whether they evoke negative or just milder stereotypes. Culture can be defined as the systems of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people.

Underrepresented professionals are more likely to choose predominantly male or white workgroups if it helps their ideas stand out, according to research by Edward H. Chang and colleagues. New research on gender in the workplace from Harvard Business School faculty on issues including "leaning-in," gender inequity, the social and economic effects of maternal employment, and gender diversity's effect on corporate financial performance. The course investigates the relation betwen culture on the one hand and the concepts of gender, culture-related beliefs, gender role expectations and ideologies, different forms of sexims, gender socialization, and relationships between men and women on the other. Professor Debora Spar discusses the challenges of commercializing fertility in her case study “Extend Fertility: Conceiving the Market for Egg Preservation.”  But the career damage is more severe for women, says Robin Ely. Continue reading the main story. However, this does not mean standing back in ‘respect’ of ‘local culture’. Entrepreneur Christy Jones wants to create a venture to help women preserve their eggs and postpone motherhood.

The Overview Report examines the connections between culture, gender and development and addresses key questions: What has gender and development got to do with culture? Cultural change in development organisations is also described, such as the decision by international NGO ACORD to move all key decision making positions to Africa. Enabling participation and leadership of previously excluded groups (eg. Photo Credit Franziska Barczyk. When women communicate to potential employers, however, they systematically give less favorable assessments of their own past performance and potential future ability than equally performing men.

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