Gender, Power, Leadership and the Workplace

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A poster for the course Gender, Power, Leadership & the Workplace from Spring 2015. (Image courtesy of the MIT Women and Gender Studies Department.)


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Spring 2015



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The course will focus primarily on contemporary discourses concerning gender inequality. Most of the readings assigned will be recent articles published in U.S. and British media capturing the latest thinking and research on gender inequality in the workplace. The class will be highly interactive combining case studies, videos, debates, guest speakers, and in-class simulations.

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Elena Mendez Escobar. WGS.150 Gender, Power, Leadership and the Workplace. Spring 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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