Opportunities for Gender Equality in STEM and Energy-related Industries: Promoting Non-gendered Attitudes and Practices

By Lucia Taylor.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies

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This study’s inductive approach affirms that gender inequality cannot be eliminated unless gendered discourse, reproducing dominance, and authority are deconstructed in industry discourse. This entails analysing the way in which (primarily on qualitative levels) dominance is created and maintained in STEM and energy-resource sectors, in particular through the biased application of “exact match” in hiring and promotion which reproduces male power and dominance over the choices of “potential” and “success probability.” The latter strategy would allow much more inclusion for women with different backgrounds and skill sets.

Keywords: Gender Inequality, Gender Bias, Gendered Workplace Structures

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies, Volume 9, Issue 3-4, June 2015, pp.13-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 5, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 468.056KB)).

Dr. Lucia Taylor

Sociology Instructor affiliated to the Sorbonne University, Paris, Research Team (HDEA) Work, Culture, Society, Université Paris-Sorbonne IV, France