The Book Club provides a foundation for our search for ideas.
It is meant to be a bridge between the anecdotes and stories, both ours and those found in the popular literature, and academic research that many of us may not have an opportunity to sample directly.
Our Book Club is organized by themes:
#1 What's your bias?
#5 Women do not define "merit" in the same way as men do
#8 The obstacles are self-imposed - so "fix the woman"
#10 A singular-focus, linear career is the norm, a male norm
#15 How do men perceive gender?
Send and email with your ideas, or reach out to arrange a chat in person. Invite other people you know who may have interest and ideas.
We have a very specific focus in mind - the inner workings of organizations. We propose to focus ideas on the organizational infrastructure, processes and norms.
Both small and large ideas are of interest. On one hand, "many little steps generate critical mass" (van Beinum 2000). On the other, "processes and procedures should be designed to disrupt rather than reinforce [status quo]. This may require [senior leaders] to be both imaginative and brave" (Pryce and Sealy 2013).
"...if women are making choices in terms of the 'price' of career ambition in pursuit of the 'prize' pf career success, why is it that for so many the price appears to be too high or the prize insufficiently attractive?" (Sealy 2010)