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October 1-2, 2018

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana

Organized by Pls Ellen Ernst Kossek and Kyung-Hee Lee

NSF Award number 1837920

Krannert School of Management

Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

Work-life demands are a critical barrier to the career advancement, inclusion, and retention of women faculty and research scientists; yet implementation gaps have received less scientific attention than other gender equality areas. Although some research has been conducted on these issues in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) departments, little knowledge has transferred over to business schools and other disciplines, which play a key role in economic growth, such as in “big data” and entrepreneurial jobs.

Addressing these gaps, on October 1, 2, 2018, interdisciplinary experts gathered at a NSF-funded workshop held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of organizational science regarding gender equality, career success, and work-life inclusion in business schools and understudied contexts. This URL contains the abstracts from the original presentation made at the workshop, which had the goal of advancing gender diversity, and women’s and minorities’ career success in universities, business, and society by identifying scientific gaps, prioritizing studies. The abstracts suggest new insights on the organizational science regarding how to foster more gender and work-life inclusive businesses and universities and will advance scientific knowledge on strategies enhancing the attraction, advancement, retention, and career longevity of women faculty; and addressing societal inequality. This workshop addressed an important national policy area related to increasing labor market equality for women, which is critical for the economy and address stalled U.S. progress on women’s equality, which now ranks 45th in the world according to a World Economic Forum survey.

Suggested Citation for abstracts from this website: Author last name, first name, (October, 2018). Author abstract name. Abstract of a paper presented at the NSF Workshop : Fostering Gender and Work-Life Inclusion for Faculty in Understudied Contexts: An Organizational Science Lens (#1837920), organized by E. E. Kossek & K.-H. Lee. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Retrieved from URL

Kossek E. & Lee, K. (2019). Fostering gender and work-life inclusion for faculty in Business Schools and Understudied Contexts: An Organizational Science Lens. Abstracts from Oct. 1, 2, 2018 Workshop. (#1837920). Workshop abstracts. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/worklifeinclusion/

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