Preventive policy and programs

Steer towards gender equality in marine sciences

Kamn et al. Marine SciencesA case study of two large externally funded marine sciences research alliances describes innovative activities to improve gender equality within the marine sciences.

The activities developed can inspire new activities within other large projects in areas where women are heavily underrepresented.

For more information on realizing gender equality in marine sciences, see also the following news update here

Kamm, R., Schelten, C. K., and Braker, G. (2020). Gender equality in marine sciences in Kiel, Germany: How project-funded measures can urge institutions to act. Advances in Geosciences, 53, 97–106.

The unintended effects of diversity initiatives

Mixed SignalsA review of the unintended effects of diversity initiatives provides relevant insights into potential pitfalls when implementing diversity policies. Read the full paper here

Dover, T. L., Kaiser, C. R., & Major, B. (2019). Mixed signals: The unintended effects of diversity initiatives. Social Issues and Policy Review


The promise and peril of sexual harassment programs

Dobbin KalevDo corporate sexual harassment programs reduce harassment? Research into the effects of such training programs on the representation of women in management, looking at data from 805 companies, reveals both opportunities and threats. Read the entire paper here.

Dobbin, F., & Kalev, A. (2019). The promise and peril of sexual harassment programs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences116 (25), 12255-12260.