Go Beyond "Add Women and Stir": Improve Gender Equity in Your Organization
Expand your understanding of gender equity and sustainable organizational change. Explore three traditional approaches and a fourth comprehensive perspective that acknowledges the complex role gender plays in organizational life and offers a new category of organization-level intervention.
Learn how these four frames can help you elevate your gender equity program and generate lasting benefits for women, men, and the organization.
- Frame 1: "Equip the Woman"/Prepare Women for Success: Minimize differences in experience, and academic and business socialization so women and men can compete as equals.
- Frame 2: Create Equal Opportunity/Level the Playing Field: Remove structural barriers and processes that are biased against women and impede advancement.
- Frame 3: Value Difference/Value Diversity: Shift the focus from eliminating difference to valuing difference.
- Frame 4: Re-vision Work Culture: Address underlying systemic factors that perpetuate inequity.
To lead a discussion on the practical application of the Four Frames in both Corporate and University sectors we will be joined by Isaura Gaeta of Intel Corporation and Beth Holloway of Purdue University.
Patricia Deyton, Director & Professor of Practice, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons School of Management
Deyton directs the internationally recognized Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) at the Simmons School of Management in Boston. Deyton is an expert and author on gender, diversity, negotiations, women's leadership, and principled leadership.
Isaura Gaeta, Director, Global Program Office, Intel Corporation
Gaeta is responsible for Intel's Education programs worldwide. She serves on the WEPAN Board of Directors; the Industrial Partnership Council of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers; and on the Advisory Board for El Centro Chicano at Stanford University.
Beth Holloway, Director, Student Success and Women in Engineering Programs, Purdue University
Holloway directs comprehensive programs to recruit and retain women in engineering from Kindergarten through faculty ranks. Her research areas include women and leadership, retention of women across engineering disciplines; and engineering admissions practices.