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Women & Leadership: Katleen De Stobbeleir

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Presentation by Prof. De Stobbeleir Katleen during the 8th editon of Vlerick HR-day 2011.

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Women & Leadership: Katleen De Stobbeleir

  1. 1. Women redefining leadershipProf. dr. Katleen De StobbeleirVlerick HR Day 2011
  2. 2. Overview1) Women in the labour market: some facts2) Opportunities for women: changing leadership norms3) Breaking the glass ceiling: what can HR do?© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  3. 3. Women in the labour market: some positive news Employment rate of women Decrease of # housewives, increase # stay home men ‘Male’ industries© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  4. 4. Women in the labour market: challenges Vertical segregation Horizontal segregation Women in economical downturns Wage gap Part-time work© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  5. 5. Women in the labour market: global trends Within EU: huge differences Women in boards: Norway: 40% Portugal: 0,2% Belgium: 6%The business case Winning the war for the consumer Creativity Atmosphere© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  6. 6. Opportunities for women: changing leadership norms Work Complex Knowledge work Flat organizations Challenges for management Goal-setting Evaluation Feedback Employees “Feedback Junkies”© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  7. 7. Leadership in the past Manager Employee© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  8. 8. Leadership in the Future Manager = coach Colleagues Employee = coachee Mentors External sources© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  9. 9. Why do women not move up then?Barriers at various levels Individual barriers Organisational barriers Societal norms© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  10. 10. Individual barriers The “WILL” Torn between work and family Male role models The “SKILL” Networking & Visibility Internal network: time spent with peers, supervisors & direct reports External network: strategic, functional & developmental (Ibarra, 2003).© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  11. 11. Organizational barriersCULTURE Masculine norms Tokenism Double bindSTRUCTURE Implicit discrimination HR processes Organizational processes Flexible work forms© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 |
  12. 12. Actions Opening the eyes: Informing (Gender)training Opening doors: targeted actions Quota, positive discrimination... Networking for women Specific leadership development programs Mentoring & role models Diversity management Inclusive management Screening of all (HR) processes General mindset/attitude towards management Policies regarding working hours© Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School | 08-06-2011 | Janssens, M. (2000)
  13. 13. Questions?Katleen.destobbeleir@vlerick.comKim.Bellens@vlerick.com

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