- WORKSHOP APRIL 5, 2019 -

Co-creating Gender Equality from Classroom to Organization:

Innovations in Nordic Welfare Societies


Hanken School of Economics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Copenhagen Business School (CBS) are inviting to a workshop on ‘Co-creating Gender Equality from Classroom to Organization: Innovations in Nordic Welfare Societies’ on April 5th, 2019 at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Unequal gender relations and gender stereotypes still constitute a significant barrier for people’s careers and family life. Hanken, KTH and CBS therefore want to create a series of workshops providing a creative shared platform to jointly develop new knowledge, practices, tools, and ideas for gender equality work.

The workshop on April 5th, will include exploratory co-creative sessions combining three interrelated topics:

Gender-influenced educational choices by young people (T1)
Problems due to norms of masculinity in leadership (T2)
Gendered organizational norms (T3)

The workshop will be action-oriented and co-creative which makes it possible to share effective practices as well as develop and disseminate shared solutions, contributing to Nordic competence and competitiveness in providing norm-critical and inclusive study and work environments.

The workshop will be led by a team of researchers and practitioners with relevant expertise and experience in fields such as masculinity research, diversity management, organisational studies, leadership, gender studies and feminist theory. With their guidance, participants will generate a critical focus on how opportunity is often gendered - in the classroom, in organizations and in leadership. They will thus become part of a Nordic community of students, teachers, colleagues and leaders, taking an active part in creating more equal opportunities now.


The workshop is open to and targeted towards members of academic institutions such as faculty, administration and students, who wish to engage with the named issues on a practical, co-creative level and from a norm-critical, innovative perspective.

The workshop will be free of charge for all participants, however the number of seats available is limited.

The topics in detail:

T1 explores how to influence young people of all genders to choose their education less based on gender-related norms and expectations. This relates to goals of equal access to education, learning and research to develop personal ambitions, interests and talents.

T2 considers the problems that norms of masculinity pose for people in leadership positions. How to break ‘the glass ceiling’ and dismantle ‘boys clubs’ will be discussed. It will also be considered how to develop other legitimate forms of masculinity in male leadership and how to make it more accessible for people of all genders to lead with diverse leadership styles.

T3 deals with deeply gendered norms in organizations, including the problem of sexual harassment in the work place as gender-related violence. It relates to issues of equal opportunity to labour market participation, reconciliation of family and work, and (mental) health.

Date: April 5th, 2019, 10 - 15h

Location: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Open Lab, Valhallavägen 79, Stockholm

Price: free of charge

As spaces are limited please sign up before April 1 at kmorck@kth.se
Please state in the e-mail what would be your first and second choice of workshop.