Fight the myths about gender at International Women's Day 2019

Copenhagen Business School has teamed up with KVINFO, a centre for issues relating to gender, equality and diversity, on International Women's Day 2019.

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 13:30 to 18:00

CBS International Womens Day 2019

Do you recognise these myths about gender?:

“Organisations have no gendered norms".

“We are always hiring the best qualified candidates regardless of gender‘".

“Men are career-minded while women are more family-orientated".

Research has proven these myths wrong repeatedly; however, they still exist. How can we use knowledge of gender to challenge the myth of gender equality at the Danish labour market? Copenhagen Business School and KVINFO would like to invite you to a collaborative event on International Women’s Day,  8 March 2019.

The programme includes keynote speakers Sofie Carsten Nielsen, Danish politician at the Danish Social-Liberal Party, Nima Sophia Lama Tisdall, student at CBS, and Jeff Hearn, Professor of gender research, Hanken School of Economics and Örebro University.

Another highlight of the day will be the interactive GenderLAB in which participants actively produce new solutions to cases presented by Danish companies and organisations: Roskilde Festival, The Danish Defence and Copenhagen Business School. Spoken word performer Sara Rahmeh will do the warm-up.

The program is linked to KVINFO’s evening programme in VEGA later the same day.

The event is held in English and will be moderated by Miriam Zesler, TV2 News.

We expect up to 500 participants – and you are most welcome too!

Sign up
Please sign up no later than 1 March here
Price: free of charge
As spaces are limited, please sign up as soon as possible.

Sign up for KVINFO’s evening event at VEGA here

Time and place
8 March 2019, 13:30-18:00
Copenhagen Business School, Ovnhallen
Porcelænshaven 20
2000 Frederiksberg

13:30 Arrival, coffee, registration and a small quiz

14:00 Welcome speech and presentation of the day: Moderator Miriam Zesler, TV2 NEWS, Sara Louise Muhr, Professor, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Henriette Laursen, Director, KVINFO: How can we use knowledge about gender to challenge the myth of gender equality at the Danish labour market, and how can it be activated in a GenderLAB to make new solutions for 2019?

14:10 Welcome speech by Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, CBS President 

14:15 Sofie Carsten Nielsen, Politician, Danish Social-Liberal Party: Shake the table

14:25 Nima Sophia Lama Tisdall, Former Chair of the CBS Students Board

14:35 Jeff Hearn, Senior Professor of Gender Studies, Örebro University, and Professor Emeritus, Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics:Why bother with boys, men and masculinities?

14: 55 Coffee break, snacks and network

15:15 Sara Rahmeh: Spoken word performance

15:25 Presentation of the GenderLAB concept by Sara Louise Muhr, Professor, CBS and Henriette Laursen, Director, KVINFO

15:45 Case presentations:
·PDF icon Danish Defence by Henrik Ryberg, Rear Admiral, Commandant of the Royal Danish Defence College
· PDF icon Copenhagen Business School by President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller
·PDF icon Roskilde Festival by Christina Bilde, Spokes Woman/Head of Corporate Communications, Roskilde Festival

16:15 GenderLAB: Co-producing the solutions of 2019. Facilitated by Stina Teilmann-Lock, Associate Professor, CBS and Jannick Friis Christensen, PhD Research Fellow, CBS
In the GenderLAB we will collaborate on developing new ways to address challenges and tackle complex problems regarding gender equality on the Danish labor market. We combine norm-critical methods with design thinking to raise awareness, disrupt and transgress commonly held assumptions, unconscious biases, privileges, hidden norms and structures in order to identify new ways for organisations to tackle gender inequality.

17:45 Presentation of the key solutions: Sara Louise Muhr and Jeff Hearn

18:00 Networking, wine and snacks. Entertainment by CBS International Choir

We look forward to seeing you!


Please download material for the three cases:

PDF icon The Danish Defence case International Women's Day 2019

PDF icon Copenhagen Business School case International Women's Day 2019

PDF icon Roskilde Festival case International Women's Day 2019

Please download the full program:
PDF icon IWD at CBS - Fight the myth Produce solutions.pdf

International Womens Day at CBS is kindly supported by:

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