Towards Workplace Gender Equality: An Introduction

Gillian Danby, Malgorzata Ciesielska

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Gender stereotypes are a generalised view or a preconception about the attributes and characteristics of a particular group. In the case of this study, those specific groups are women professionals and leaders. Gender stereotype threat is the fear that a person’s behaviour may confirm an existing stereotype of a group with which that person identifies, which can negatively impact an individual’s behaviour. This book investigates the potential of arts-based methods in management education to moderate the impact of gender stereotype threat for women. Gender in organisations is a mature field that has been given much attention over the past 30 years. Meanwhile, arts-based approaches in management education are an adolescent field that has gained momentum since the early 2000s. The literature in both fields is extensive, and specifically, there is an ever-growing interest in the impact of gender stereotypic behaviour in the workplace (Eagly and Heilman, 2016) and the untapped potential of arts-based methods (Sutherland and Jelinek, 2015). Further, Roberts and Creary (2013) suggested that navigating ‘the self’ is critical for working in a diverse world and can actively engage individuals in shaping, and sustaining their own identity, which may serve well to challenge the complexities in a gendered work environment. This notion is a good fit with arts-based learning that revolves around emotional and subjective outcomes with the potential to influence the current dominant pedagogy in management education
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender Bias in Orgnisations
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Arts to Individualised Coaching
Place of PublicationNew York, US
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781003018117
ISBN (Print)9780367862787
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Focus on Business and Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Towards Workplace Gender Equality: An Introduction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this