Broadening perspective on women in work: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The conference will bring together scholars from management science, economics, psychology, sociology, and related fields for two days of discussion concerning the barriers to and opportunities for women’s leadership.

Symposia will be structured around core themes and allow for the dissemination of the latest research.

The conference is uniquely structured to allow genuine exchange of ideas between scholars of different disciplines.

Organized by: Colleen Stuart, Sharon Kim, Erik Helzer
Assistant professors, management and organization


  Session Topic Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Discussant
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast        
Session 1:
9:00-10:15 a.m.
Gender and Executive Leadership Mario Macis Aparna Joshi Mona Lena Krook Erik Helzer
Session 2:
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Family and Work Gender Gaps in Leadership Roles: Recent Evidence on Causes and Consequences Rethinking ‘Think Manager Think Male’: Does the Masculinity of Male CEOs Predict CEO Pay and Firm Performance? Sexist Backlash? Violence and Harassment against Women in Politics.  
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Colleen Stuart Youngjoo Cha Chinhui Juhn Liana Sayer
1:15-2:15 p.m. Practitioner Panel The Gold-Plated Escalator: Work-Linked Marriage, Gender, and Career Progression Gender, and the Use of Leave and Flexible Work Policies Coordinated Work Schedules and the Gender Wage Gap  
Session 3:
2:45-4:00 p.m.
Contests and Competition        
Session 4:
4:15-5:30 p.m.
New Insights on the Glass Ceiling        
6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner and drinks