Women Leadership and Sustainability

Women Leadership and Sustainability

Barcelona, July 7-8, 2021

3rd ICWF-IWIL Conference: Women Leadership and Sustainability

Gendered violence, gender inequality, gender biases and gender discrimination are still far too common in our current world. These problems go hand in hand with social inequality, climate change and poverty around the world. All these social problems call into question our understanding of growth and development. All of us are increasingly concerned about the way our decisions affect men and women, and their access to education and all sorts of professions and resources. We are also increasingly concerned about natural resources and our environmental impact. In sum, we are generally more aware of the risks of fostering economic growth while still alienating or harming third parties, be those natural resources, minorities or women, for instance. For these reasons, organizations, individuals and society are ever more interested in building a shared vision to work toward a more sustainable way of life.

In 2015, the United Nations established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs comprise 17 ambitious goals to be reached by 2030 under the pledge: Leave no one behind. The call to action includes topics such as eliminating hunger, tackling inequality and fighting climate change. The fifth goal refers specifically to “Gender Equality.” Women should not be left behind in leadership positions. This complex world requires their contributions, which will surely be crucial for solving some of the major problems humanity is facing.

Leaders, both male and female, should provide effective answers that allow for achieving the SDGs. Finding answers to complex problems will, inevitably, require a new type of leadership, which will have to include women’s leadership. Future leaders will have to find ways to reduce inequality by working toward a more sustainable world. Women’s leadership can definitely contribute toward generating solutions that accelerate the process of achieving the proposed SDG agenda.

The SDGs include physical, mental and social well-being as an objective on the road to healthy lives for all. In recent decades, the number of working adults with problems related to anxiety, quality of sleep, frustration and depression has risen. Addressing mental health is important in itself, but it is also relevant for organizations and society as part of their contribution to sustainable development. Organizations with employees that enjoy good health and high well-being benefit society. Healthy employees and leaders are better equipped to achieve sustainable human development. Therefore, we believe a more humane leadership, one that includes women and allows them to develop to their full potential, is beneficial for all.

The 3rd Biennial International Conference of Women & Leadership will focus on individual and organizational capacity in support of sustainable practices that enable women to develop to their full potential as leaders. We want to encourage research and discussion around solutions to make workplaces more sustainable – that is, that they promote gender equality, employee well-being and environmental responsibility. We are interested in understanding practices, sociocultural aspects and institutional frameworks that enable women’s leadership and foster social, economic and environmental sustainability.

IESE is a dynamic community of scholars and practitioners that will welcome you to Barcelona, a traditional and welcoming Mediterranean city. It is a city with a great number of tourist attractions and a friendly atmosphere that will offer conference participants and their families plenty of opportunities to enjoy their stay here, over and above the academic program we are preparing for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to IESE in Barcelona!

You can also attend the 9th International Conference of Work and Family: Work, Family and Sustainability that will take place right before the 3rd ICWF-IWIL Conference: Women Leadership and Sustainability.

9th ICWF Conference: Work, Family and Sustainability

Agenda – TBC

This agenda outlines the structure of the conference. Speakers, topics and exact times will be updated as they are confirmed in the coming months.

 

Wednesday, July 7

13:30 – 14:00 – Registration and Welcome

• Prof. Nuria Chinchilla, Professor of Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School

• Prof. Mireia las Heras, Managing People in Organizations Associate Professor, IESE Business School


14:15 – 15:30 – Keynote Session I


15:45 – 17:00 – Keynote Session II


19:00 – Dinner


 

Thursday, July 8

08:30 – 09:30 – Track Session I 


09:30 – 10:00 – Coffee Break


10:00 – 11:15 – Track Session II 


11:30 – 12:45 – Track Session III


13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch


14:15 – 15:30 – Keynote Session III


15:45 – 17:15 – Keynote Session IV


17:15 – 17:30 – Closing


 

Conference Topics

1

Women Leaders and Wellbeing

2

Happiness and Work-life

3

Women and Careers

Submission deadlines

 

Please follow these guidelines for the proposal submission. Papers that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

 

Submission Guidelines for SHORT ABSTRACT

  • The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document.
  • The maximum length of the paper is 800 words.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around and number all of the pages of the paper.
  • Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  • After submitting your abstract you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any problem with this upload form, please contact us at conferences@iese.edu or try to resubmit after a few minutes.
  • NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper will be accepted AFTER each submission deadline.

 

Please follow these guidelines for the full paper submission. Papers that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

 

Submission Guidelines for FULL PAPER

  • The entire paper (title page, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document.
  • The maximum length of the paper is 8000 words.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around and number all of the pages of the paper.
  • Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  • After submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any problem with this upload form, please contact us at conferences@iese.edu or try to resubmit after a few minutes.
  • NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper will be accepted AFTER each submission deadline.

March 1, 2021

Submit a 800-word short paper

April 1, 2021

Notification of acceptance

May 15, 2021

Submission deadline for accepted papers

June 25, 2021

Registration deadline

Registration Fees

Early Bird (until May 30)

Academics €350
Students €125
Practitioners (2 keynote sessions) €160
Attending both Academic Conferences €550
Attending both Academic Conferences as a Student €300

Regular Fee (from May 31 to June 21)

Late Academics €600
Late Students €300
Practitioners (2 keynote sessions) €180
Attending both Academic Conferences €700
Attending both Academic Conferences as a Student €500
Dates and Location

Dates and Location

Barcelona, July 7-8, 2021

IESE Barcelona
North Campus
C/Arnús i Garí, 3-7
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Tel.:+34 93 253 4200

How to get there

Accommodation

Sansi Pedralbes

Sansi Pedralbes

(5-minute walk from IESE)
Av. Pearson 1-3,
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 206 38 80

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Torre Girona Residence Halls

Torre Girona Residence Halls

(10-minute walk from IESE)
Passeig dels Til·lers, 19
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 390 43 00

Visit
AC Victoria Suites

AC Victoria Suites

(15-minute walk from IESE)
C/ Beltrán i Ròzpide, 7-9 (before Av. Pedralbes, 16)
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 206 99 00

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Abba Garden Hotel

Abba Garden Hotel

(20-minute walk from IESE)
C/ Santa Rosa, 33
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona
Tel: +34 935 03 54 54

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Upper Diagonal

Upper Diagonal

(15-minute walk from IESE)
Passeig de Manuel Girona, 7,
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 932 04 65 73

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Previous Editions

2nd ICWF International Conference of Women in Leadership