The perfect employee

Dr. Khadija van der Straaten
Woensdag 8 maart 2023, 12:40 - 13:20
Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium
Prijs: Gratis (Student) Gratis (Anderen)

Decisive, assertive, risk-taking, and always on hand; obviously male, but surprisingly also family man, and in most cases the expat of the parent company instead of his local equal. Research shows this is the type of employee who is by default most highly regarded in multinationals worldwide. Khadija van der Straaten will discuss how gender biases affect the equality of opportunity for both female and male employees in international business across different cultural contexts.

This program is sold out, so you can no longer reserve a seat. If seats become available prior to the start of the program, those without tickets who show up at the door will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.

In organizations, employees are hired, evaluated, rewarded and punished based on how they and their performance are perceived. More often than not, these perceptions are affected by biases. While some level of gender biases and resulting gender-based inequalities are present in most organizations, the competitive fast-paced business environment in multinationals is one especially prone to this phenomenon.

Although the white masculine man in his fancy suit is the stereotypical image of the high-flying successful employee in a multinational, the vast majority of the world’s population does not match this image. And even for those who do, meeting the stereotype can be challenging. Women, especially those caring for young children, often face these biases, but so do men who take parental leave, are homosexual, or exhibit feminine behavior deviating from the dominant masculine norm. Managing these biases across different cultural contexts adds an additional layer of complexity. In this lecture, Khadija van der Straaten will discuss these major implications of gender biases in international business.

Dr. Khadija van der Straaten is assistant professor in the department of Business-Society Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research focuses on social inequalities in multinational enterprises and their global value chains.

Ticket reservation recommended
To be assured of a seat, we recommend reserving a ticket (black "order" button). 
NOTE: This program will not be live streamed. 

SG & USE registration
Please register your participation immediately upon arrival when attending the program on campus. You can register by scanning your student card before the start of the program at the venue.

More information about SG & USE can be found here.

Wervingsdagen Career Expo
On Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th of March, the student organization Wervingsdagen, organizer of several career events at TU/e, organizes its annual Career Expo in the Auditorium and the Atlas building. An event where about 180 companies - future employers - will present themselves. Please note that the auditorium will be very crowded on these days, so be sure to find your way to the lecture hall in time.

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