Here you can find inspiration for addressing gender equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to workplace culture.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy established a gender equality committee in 2017. The committee consists of men, women, VIP, TAP, managers, employees at various career levels and students.
The department wants a continuous focus on gender equality, working environment, inclusion and role models. The committee contributes to this.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has developed a framework for a structured dialogue between manager and employee, concerning expectations in relation to maternity / paternity leave. The aim is to clarify wishes regarding affiliation to the workplace during maternity/paternity leave, and opportunities concerning career and start-up after leave.
Head of Department, Ulrik Ingerslev Uggerhøj, talks about it in the video.
“Culture is part of the explanation for why we see imbalance at leadership level and horizontal gender segregration in different professions” says postdoc Ea Høg Utoft. In this episode of #DiversityAU podcast she explains why workplace culture is essential to address when working with gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
This project, that took place in 2018, looked into female researchers who chose to leave an academic career path. The project was based on the so-called "leaky pipeline", which describes the fact that women are more likely to leave research than men. Researchers from Arts and Aarhus BSS participated in the project.