Gender Stereotypes and Gendered Attitudes in the Assessment of Women’s Work
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Location: Democritus, Athens, Greece
Online phase: October-May 2011; Date: 3rd - 4th March 2011

icon Briefing Document: Gender Stereotypes and Gender Attitudes in the Assessment of Women’s Work genSET

icon Capacity Building Report; Gender Stereotypes and Gender Attitudes in the Assessment of Women’s Work genSET

icon Poster: Gender Stereotypes and Gendered Attitudes in the Assessment of Women’s Work

The workshop Gender Stereotypes and Gendered Attitudes in the Assessment of Women’s Work was an opportunity for institutions and decision makers to be part of a knowledge transfer and a dialogue with gender experts and with other institutions in the European science system leading towards greater equality in how women and men are valued in science.

Key issues for discussion were:

  • Factors that enhance the existence of gender stereotypes and gendered attitudes in the assessment of women’s work and the consequences they have to the functioning of the organization,
  • Opportunities to address issues through gender equality action plan in organizations
  • Capacity needs of the organizations in relation to putting in place a gender action plan
  • Management support requirements for assisting organizations with the implementation of gender action plans (exploring possible implications, discrepancies and success factors through the use of ‘best practices’ paradigms).

 

Focus group discussions were facilitated by eminent gender experts, Gerd Bjørhovde and Rosella Palomba, in order to identify the dominant perceptions, opinions, beliefs and attitudes towards gender equality issues in science institutions and in particular in reference to the criteria and processes used in assessment.

icon Changing the Culture of Research - Gender-Sensitive Leadership. Some Norwegian Examples (Prof Gerd Bjørhovde)

icon Gender Mainstreaming in Science: From Rhetoric to Practice (Prof Rosella Palomba)

icon Gender Expert Biographies

 

genSET Partner, FORTH, presented on genSET, its aims and methods for achieving them, as well as the methodology for mentoring those who volunteered during the workshop. Download the genSET presentations:

icon Workshop Introduction (Kathy Kikis-Papadakis)

 

Participants presented on their institutional situation to spark discussion:

icon Justyana Motrenko, Foundation for Polish Science

icon Maria Samara, The National Documentation Centre (EKT/NHRF)

icon Marinana Szapouva, Gender Studies Centre, Comenius University in Bratislava

icon Monika Lazenberger, European Research Council

icon P. Rouni, Greek Engineering Womens Association (EDEM)

icon Rozalina Dimova, Technical University of Varna

icon Sandra Berzina, Latvian Women in Science

icon Simona Kustec Lipicer, University of Ljubljana

 

Example Gender Action Plans were presented to the workshop as to raise discussion on effective strategies:

University of Cambridge

icon Gender Equality Policy and Scheme, 2007 (University of Cambridge)

icon Gender Equality Scheme, Annex: Objectives and Activity Plan, 2007 (University of Cambridge)

icon Gender Equality Scheme, Annual Report, 2008 (University of Cambridge)

Medical Research Council

icon MRC Gender Equality Scheme, 2010 (Medical Research Council)

Linköping University

icon The Linköping University Action Programme for Gender Equality, 2005-2006, 2005 (Linköping University)