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Vertical gender segregation

Sun 26.3.2017 11:03 pm

The issue of vertical gender segregation or 'glass ceiling', i.e. lower shares of women at each higher position level, is relevant for the majority of fields in academia and in practice, including the Information Systems (IS) field. The lack of women at higher IS academic ranks results in the lack of visible role models for young women and reinforces the image of IS as a male-dominated domain. An indirect societal message is still common that women are not demanded at managerial positions. Women also tend to be socialised as non-leaders. It is important to reveal and understand how to tackle the subtle systemic or societal mechanisms that hinder women to strive for higher academic ranks in the IS field.

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- Initiate a network of female Information Systems (IS) students and alumni.

- Incorporate such network into the existing WINet Münster network of IS alumni.

  • Female IS alumni could encourage female IS students to strive to achieve higher positions in the future careers.
  • Informal networking events for female IS alumni could be organised.
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- Initiate a mentoring programme for female Information Systems (IS) students and doctoral candidates.

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- Initiate a network of female Information Systems (IS) students and alumni.

- Incorporate such network into the existing WINet Münster network of IS alumni.

  • Female IS alumni could encourage female IS students to strive to achieve higher positions in the future careers.
  • Informal networking events for female IS alumni could be organised.
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- Initiate a mentoring programme for female Information Systems (IS) students and doctoral candidates.

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Challenge area(s)

HR practices and management processes
Institutional communication

Target groups affected by the Challenge

Academic staff members
Non-Academic staff members
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