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    Reversing the Paradox – Promoting gender–balanced leadership

    Murphy, Mary P. and Cullen, Pauline (2015) Reversing the Paradox – Promoting gender–balanced leadership. Technical Report. Ibec, Department of Justice and Equality and European Commission.

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    As a nation, Ireland has an excellent reputation for its attitude towards diversity and inclusion. Yet while the challenge of gender-balanced leadership has been addressed over the years, today in Ireland as in the rest of the world the lack of representative numbers of women in decision-making roles remains a very real issue. At the current pace of progress, female executive representation across Europe is unlikely to reach 20% until 2035. To address this issue, Ibec, along with the Department of Justice and Equality, with generous funding from the European Union under its PROGRESS programme (2007-2013) brought together 200 senior executives, CEOs and senior public sector officials to this conference aimed at showcasing better ways to promote gender-balanced leadership. The aim was not only to generate debate, but to encourage action by identifying practical ways to maximise the talent of both genders in senior decision-making roles.

    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Additional Information: This conference was supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013). This programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objecti ves of the European Union in the employment, social affairs and equal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy goals in these fields. The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, across the EU countries, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries. For more information see
    Keywords: gender–balanced leadership; Ireland; inclusion;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 9003
    Depositing User: Dr. Pauline Cullen
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 15:09
    Publisher: Ibec, Department of Justice and Equality and European Commission
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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