What is Gender Economics and Diversity Economics and how will it affect Executive Managers and Project Managers

I will be Speaking at PMIQ Chapter Meeting & Christmas Drinks – Brisbane December 12, 2012 on the topic “What is Gender Economics and Diversity Economics and how will it affect Executive Managers and Project Managers”

alt Gender Economics and Diversity Economics are emerging fields of study, and with so many nations in economic distress the pressure is on to tap into new resources and ways of thinking. Organisations are looking for new and innovative ways to progress and create shareholder value and as the available workforce changes organisations need to transform at an increased pace, and managers must develop new skills to manage these complex environments. Susanne’s research “The profit impact of organisational gender Diversity programs” will compare Gender Diversity Program frameworks for effectiveness, and identify and evaluate linkages to organizational profitability.In Susanne’s opinion, Gender Economics is the new Business Transformation, the next major resource, and will open a channel to increased innovation and creativity through Diversity of Thought and the ability to maximise the management of these complex environments.Whether you are a projet/program/portfolio manager, or a C level executive, join us as we hear Susanne talking about Gender Economics as the new Business Transformation, the next major resource, that will open a channel to increased innovation and creativity through Diversity of Thought and the ability to maximise the management of complex environments.For more information about the research go to https://gendereconomics.com/2012/10/16/diversity-economics-research-the-profit-impact-of-organisational-gender-diversity-programs/

PMI QUEENSLAND

Venue: Tattersall’s in the Tattersall’s Arcade, corner Queen and Creek Streets in Brisbane.

Dress Code: Please remember the business dress code for Tattersall’s: Jacket and tie with ‘ladies equivalent’; no denim please. Tattersall’s does enforce this dress code.

Date: Wednesday,  12 December 2012

Time: 05:45 PM to 08:00 PM 05:45 PM Refreshments for a 06:00 PM start

Cost: PMIQ  Members: Free.  Guests are welcome: $10 inc GST

Capacity: 100

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8 thoughts on “What is Gender Economics and Diversity Economics and how will it affect Executive Managers and Project Managers

  1. Hi Susanne. Will you be telling the delegates that the overwhelming evidence is that ‘improving’ gender diversity on boards leads to declines in corporate financial performance?

    http://c4mb.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/improving-gender-diversity-on-boards-leads-to-a-decline-in-corporate-performance-the-evidence/

    Do let me know if you ever find a longitudinal study showing that ‘improving’ gender diversity on boards leads to an improvement in corporate fnancial performance. We’ve yet to be informed of such a study.

    Good luck with the event.

    Mike Buchanan
    CAMPAIGN FOR MERIT IN BUSINESS
    http://c4mb.wordpress.com

    1. Hi Mike, thanks for that information. I think it is unfortunate that your wordpress label is “fighting feminism”, however I will take your information onboard with interest, and will include some of your perspectives in my presentation because I think that it is important that as a researcher and consultant, I encourage people to remain balanced and look at the solutions that are best for them. Yes, I agree, it is getting interesting. I certainly think that as we move more and more toward a gender balance (and that means men, women, Gays, lesbians, etc), we need to be allowing for, and listening to the concerns of the traditional white anglo-saxon male community. I recognise that there has been enormous changes to the equality balance, particularly the greater equality of women, but this has brought with it some confusion and concern from many men, perhaps like yourself? My approach is to focus on the positives and not the negatives of the past (as much as possible) and look at ways that we can help everyone feel more comfortable. Ultimately, I think it is about change and the management of an increasingly complex environment.

      That being said, I do not agree for one minute that men should be ruling the world by themselves and dictating terms to women about how they live their lives, nor do I believe that men alone should make policy and leadership decisions that form a barrier to women achieving parity both in the workplace and in their personal lives. I believe that both men and women have all the available attributes of each other’s gendered identity, and that each of us can choose at anytime to harness these. For example, men can be just as caring as women and women can be just as ruthless as men if they so choose. What I don’t agree with is when that wonderful physical strength of the male ‘sex’ is used to control gender (usually women through aggression and physical violence). This does have an impact on the economy, not to mention the lives of the people affected.

      I am not sure exactly what your issue is? Are you completely against women taking an equal role to men in society, or do you just believe that men are better?

      1. Thanks Susanne. Of course I’m not ‘against women taking an equal role to men in society’. However, men are four times more likely than women to be ‘work-centred’ – in the UK, at least – as the renowned sociologist Catherine Hakim explains (link below). That MUST translate into workplace gender outcomes, wouldn’t you say?

        http://c4mb.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/dr-catherine-hakims-preference-theory/

        Mike Buchanan
        CAMPAIGN FOR MERIT IN BUSINESS
        http://c4mb.wordpress.com

      2. Thanks Susanne, but the meaning of the word ‘work’ in the phrase ‘work-centred’ in Catherine Hakim’s Preference Theory is decidedly NOT a matter of judgement. It specifically refers to paid employment. Please contact her directly, if you have any doubts on the matter.

        Mike Buchanan
        CAMPAIGN FOR MERIT IN BUSINESS
        http://c4mb.wordpress.com

  2. Hi Susanne, I hope you’re well, and that you feel able to post my comment.

    Appeared in front of a House of Commons select committee last week, it’s all getting very interesting.

    Best wishes,

    Mike Buchanan

    1. Thanks Mike, I do hope we get an opportunity to meet in the future. Of course I am able to post your comment, however I won’t be able to spend too much on defending what is past history. I hope you understand. I think we need to find a balance, and as I said look to the positives in the future. I am hoping to get to London next year so perhaps we will get to meet then.

      Susanne

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