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On November 15, 2018, we convened research scholars to discuss the latest findings on gender and the economy. The event included a keynote address from Erin Kelly, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on “Overload: How good jobs went bad and what we can do about it.”

Watch a clip of Erin Kelly’s keynote below.

The roundtable also included an idea blitz featuring the following research topics:
  • Why are women underrepresented on boards?
  • Lean in or don’t lean out?: Choice architecture, gender, and competition
  • Is Nike female? Exploring the role of sound symbolism in predicting brand name gender
  • She said, “Me, too,” he said, “Not me:” The role of attributional ambiguity in sexual harassment
  • Controlling or channelling demands? Schedule control, job pressure, and the work-family interface
  • Transparency in the gender gap at Canadian universities: There’s an app for that

During the roundtable, GATE also hosted a panel discussion on parental leave policies with leading scholars, including; Kate Bezanson (Brock University), Natasha Cabrera (University of Maryland), Shauna Cooper (UNC Chapel Hill), Nico Lacetera (University of Toronto, Institute for Management and Innovation), and Geoff Leonardelli (University of Toronto, Rotman School).

Read the research brief from this roundtable, “Parental leave: Why we need to talk about fatherhood,” here! 


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