Intersectionality: Connecting Gender with Race at Work
About the speaker
Dr. Ashleigh Shelby Rosette is one of the foremost leading scholars on research at the intersection of leadership, gender, and race and one of the most decorated teachers at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. At Duke University she serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Executive Programs and James Vincent Professor of Leadership.
About her talk
The prevailing assumption in the study of women in the workplace is that gendered descriptive and prescriptive perceptions are generalized across all racial groups of women. My research drills down to a more granular level using an intersectionality lens to take a more nuanced look within the superordinate category of women. My goal is to understand how distinct stereotypes attributed to racial subgroups of women can account for their differing work experiences and biases that influence leadership aspirations. This research brings to the forefront how different conclusions can be made across numerous workplace phenomenon when women subgroups are examined rather than a single superordinate category of women.
This event is sponsored by: GW-BRIDGE (GW Scholars Building Research Interdisciplinarity to Develop Gender Equity), GWSB Diversity Council, GW MBA Forte Organization, GW Department of Organizational Science & Communication, GW SEAS Center for Women in Engineering, and GW Multicultural Student Service Center.