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Thu, 07 Jun


Sir Ian Wood Building, RGU

Glass Ceiling or Choice?

The AXIS Network, which promotes gender balance in the Oil and Gas Industry in Aberdeen, is combining forces with ICAS, the professional body for Chartered Accountants, for this thought provoking event. See below for details....

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Glass Ceiling or Choice?
Glass Ceiling or Choice?

Time & Location

07 Jun 2018, 18:00 – 20:00

Sir Ian Wood Building, RGU, Aberdeen AB10 7QG, UK

About the event

Organisations are increasingly being criticised for failing to promote women to senior positions and there are two contrasting explanations for this disparity. On the one hand, “the glass ceiling” of organisational and societal factors is blamed for the discrepancy. On the other hand, it is argued that the disparity is due to the strategies women adopt and the choices they make to manage their out of work commitments and lifestyle. The inter-relationship between these two views was recently examined in the context of the accountancy profession in the ICAS Foundation-funded study “Diversity: Exploring Gender Disparity at Partnership level.” The research will form the basis for this panel event. However, as Professor Elizabeth Gammie will explain, the findings and recommendations have cross discipline and industry relevance and application, and are particularly pertinent to the oil and gas industry.

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