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Men and Women in the Workplace

Date: Time: 15:00 Location: Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University

Are there differences between men and women in the Dutch workplace? Join this interactive lecture and learn more about (differences in) career opportunities for men and women in the Netherlands. Part of the 'Introducing the Netherlands' series. (English / SG-Certificate*)

Time: 15:00-16:00 hrs.
Admission is free.  Registration no longer required. 

Egalitarian 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.

Dutch workplace

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 Associate Professor at the Department of Organization Studies. His research focuses on diversity and inclusion in organizations. 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 lecture is part of a series which will tell you everything about the Netherlands! The event is open to all students, faculty, and other interested parties.

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More information

This event will take place on the campus of Tilburg University and we will take into account the current COVID-19 measures.

This event is organized by Studium Generale and ESN Tilburg.

Contact: Annelieke Koster (Studium Generale).

Picture © Harold Versteeg (ANP/Hollandse Hoogte)

* For students, this event may count towards the SG-Certificate. Check the SG-Certificate website for all the terms and conditions. There will be no recording of this event available afterwards, so make sure you attend!

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