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Introducing the Netherlands: Men and Women in the Workplace *

Are there differences between men and women in the Dutch workplace? Join this interactive lecture and learn more about career opportunities for men and women in the Netherlands. (language: English)

Program information
Date Tuesday October 11, 2016
Time 13:00 – 13:45 (12:45 welcome with coffee and tea)
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Admission free
Guest Dr. Hans van Dijk - Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior
Organisation I*ESN in corporation with Academic Forum
Contact Annelieke Koster
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

The Netherland: a truly equal-opportunity country?

The Netherlands is generally perceived as a truly egalitarian country. On this view, it would appear to be a foregone conclusion that in Dutch society women have the same career opportunities as men. In actual practice, however, differences between men and women in the Dutch workplace remain considerable. For example, it is mostly men who occupy leadership positions, and far more women than men work part-time to combine their careers with family life and homemaking. In this lecture, we will discuss these and other differences between men and women in the Dutch workplace and assess the extent to which the Netherlands can indeed be considered a genuinely equal-opportunity country.

Dr. Hans van Dijk

Hans van Dijk is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Organization Studies. His research focuses on team processes and outcomes. He seeks to unravel how differences between group members shape group dynamics and performance, the (dys)function of status hierarchies, and the role of stereotyping in work groups.

Introducing the Netherlands

This is the second  lecture of a series which will tell you everything about The Netherlands! The event is open to all students, faculty members and others.

The other dates are:

    22 November 2016

    14 February 2017

    14 March 2017

    11 April 2017



When: 11 October 2016 13:00

End date: 11 October 2016 13:45