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[diversity] FYI: Research Paper: Representation is Not Sufficient for Selecting Gender Diversity

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Mirjam Kühne

2021-04-07 13:41:54 CET

Hi all,

You might find this research paper interesting.

Kind regards,
Mirjam

*Representation is Not Sufficient for Selecting Gender Diversity*

Representation of women and minorities in a “selectorate”—the group that
chooses an organization's leaders—is a key mechanism for promoting
diversity. We show that representation, on its own, is not sufficient
for selecting gender diversity: a supportive organizational culture is
also required. In the case of the Internet Engineering Task Force, a
random increase in female representation in its selection committee
caused an increase in female appointments only after cultural norms
supporting diversity and inclusion became more salient.

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