Archives for the month of: September, 2016

Conference on “Resisting Women’s Political Leadership: Theories, Data, Solutions,” May 22-26, 2017, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

This conference seeks to explore the nature, origins, and manifestations of resistance to women’s political leadership, taking a global perspective and engaging scholars and practitioners working in a host of related areas. Positioned at the nexus between theory and empirics, the aim is to share and develop theories and data of resistance to women as leaders, as well as to propose and critically evaluate solutions to tackle resistance and promote greater gender equality in political life.

Proposals are welcome for papers addressing all aspects of resistance to women’s political leadership. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, internal and external barriers to candidate selection, gender stereotypes and voter bias, the ‘glass cliff’ and female leaders, backlash against gender quotas and ‘quota women,’ gendered portfolio and committee assignments, gendered political institutions and practices, violence against women in politics and elections, sexist media coverage, and misogynistic online abuse.

Some funding may be available for travel and accommodation, with priority given to graduate student paper-givers.

The deadline for submitting paper proposals is December 15. Participants may also register to attend the conference without presenting a paper. Forms and more information are available at:

Women and leadership in a changing world

September 22nd and 23rd 2016

Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

The conference, the first of an annual series organised jointly with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, will provide a platform for delegates to participate in keynote sessions, panel discussions and with an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues in an engaging and professional environment.

Speakers from across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the United States of America will provide real world examples of the difficulties facing organisations in achieving gender balance in leadership in business, commerce, public service, education, technology and health services, how barriers can be overcome and the value of diversity in enhancing innovation and performance.