Gender in male-dominated fields – Unwrapping and changing our gendered realities
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
In this workshop we examine how gender issues pertain in contemporary workplaces, with a focus on male-dominated settings.
In Finland, in particular, there is often a tendency toward the equality-already-achieved rhetoric. Yet, our job markets are segregated. The information technology (IT) sector is one such example, where women are a minority, who typically occupy positions outside the core technical roles. Similar patterns can be evinced worldwide.
This workshop suggests that the gender issue needs to stay on the agenda. Our aim is to :
1) Unwrap the forms of gendering in male-dominated fields, and
2) to envision practical solutions by which individuals and organisations, alike, can foster a more equitable workplace.
Marke Kivijärvi, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus.Adm.), is an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher in the field of management and leadership, based in Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics. She is interested in examining how organisations constitute as sites of power and wants to foster equality and inclusion through her research. Her research has been published e.g. in Organisation, Feminist Media Studies and Management & Organisational History. Her current Academy of Finland funded research project looks at gender and gender equality in the video game industry.