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Is there an opt-out revolution? Understanding how context shapes women’s ambition

When Jan 26, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology
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2nd Zoology Equality and Well-Being Lecture
 

Prof Michelle Ryan Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology  (University of Exeter)
Women and minority groups continue to be under-represented in particular sectors, such as science and policing, and in leadership roles. Michelle will explore this phenomenon and show that women do not choose to opt-out due to an innate lack of ambition or commitment, but rather their ambition tends to erode over time and with experience. Implications for policy and practice will be discussed.
 
Michelle Ryan has conducted research in a number of gender related areas including:


- the role of identity in explaining perceptions of work-life balance.
- the phenomenon of the glass cliff, whereby women (and members of other minority groups) are more likely to be placed in leadership positions which are risky or precarious. Research into the glass cliff was short listed for the Times Higher Education Supplement Research Project of the Year in 2005 and was named by the New York Times as one of the ideas that shaped 2008.
-the effectiveness of role models, gender wage gap and the impact of metaphors.


We have been lucky to have hosted Michelle at a WSN event a few years ago, speaking about the Glass Cliff. This TEDx talk covers some of the same material and looks at the idea that some argue that women choose not to go into particular jobs, often because of the hours required and the sacrifices that need to be made. But what is really going on?


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