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Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man

Quotas aren’t anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Tim Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and Johanna Rickne
A common criticism against gender quotas is that they are anathema to meritocratic principles. This research on Sweden shows that the opposite can be true: Quotas actually increased the competence of politicians by leading to the displacement […]

In 60 seconds with Adam Sandelson

In a recent interview Adam Sandelson, the head of Student Wellbeing and member of Student Diversity and Support Working Group of EDI, speaks about his time at LSE, involvement with the Student Wellbeing services and the recent Peer Support Scheme that is being launched. 

I’m now in my 5th year of heading up Student Wellbeing. We talked for years about […]

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    LSE LGBT+ Role Models and Allies Directory: Creating an inclusive work environment for everyone

LSE LGBT+ Role Models and Allies Directory: Creating an inclusive work environment for everyone

LSE is a proud member of leading charity Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme and the School has just launched its LGBT+ Role Models and Allies Directory. Tamara Ansons – Behavioural Lab Projects Administrator at the Department of Management and a member of Spectrum (LSE’s LGBT+ staff network) – discusses the importance of the directory as a source of visible evidence of ‘out’ LGBT+ individuals […]

Reaching out, addressing mental health

On the occasion of University Mental Health Day 2017, Emma Wilson discusses the importance of awareness of mental health issues, particularly among students, and the need for peer support. 

One in four adults are said to have a mental health problem at any one time. Within the student population, a study conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS) found that […]

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    National Self-Injury Awareness Day: Social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

National Self-Injury Awareness Day: Social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

On National Self-Injury Awareness Day, observed on Wednesday March 1, Kay Inckle highlights aspects of self-injury and argues that unlike the commonly held notion, this is not a personal pathology, but the desire to harm oneself is socially driven. She calls for the need to understand the root causes of this and shares with us information of various institutions […]

How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK

Gay men earn less than straight ones and heterosexual women earn less than lesbians, write Cevat Giray Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter and Jefferson Frank

Finding the right data

Since the mid-1990s, labour market discrimination based on sexual orientation has been investigated by a number of researchers (Badgett 1995, Black et al. 2003, Arabsheibani et al. 2005 and others). These studies frequently find sizeable earnings […]

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    ‘Tackling diversity’: student workshop to promote diversity

‘Tackling diversity’: student workshop to promote diversity

Juliane Hoss – an LSE postgraduate student – reflects on the importance of diversity in the workplace and its impact on the productivity of organisations. This provides a context for the ‘Tackling diversity’ workshop for students at LSE, which is taking place on 3 December 2016 between 10am and 4pm, in the sixth floor studio in the Saw Swee […]

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    Five minutes with Laura Bates: ‘Women bear children’ is not an excuse

Five minutes with Laura Bates: ‘Women bear children’ is not an excuse

Why have we built a society in which that prevents women from progressing in their careers?

Laura Bates rose to prominence in 2012 when she founded the Everyday Sexism Project, a website that collects women’s daily experiences of gender inequality. Since then she has published two books (Everyday Sexism, 2014; and Girl Up, 2016) and given a number of talks about […]

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    “In my head it was a library of women’s history…. So why would that preclude me?”: an interview with Inderbir Bhullar

“In my head it was a library of women’s history…. So why would that preclude me?”: an interview with Inderbir Bhullar

In this lively discussion, Inderbir Bhullar, a staff member of the Women’s Library at LSE Archives and Special Collections, spoke with Paroj Banerjee – an LSE PhD researcher in the Department of Geography and Environment and a member of LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team. Inderbir’s discussion with Paroj centres on battling professional gender stereotyping, the nature of the […]

Five tips for LGBT+ inclusive communications at work

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May, Hayley Reed sensitises the readers to the need for appropriate language, avoiding unnecessary divisions and respecting self-identification in the workplace.

 

 

Understanding how being LGBT+ affects an individual’s experience of the workplace will help you improve your skills as a line manager. It is not uncommon for […]

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