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 fa 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 the consequences of our understanding of growth and development. We all are more and more concerned regarding the way our decisions affect men and women, and their access to education and all sorts of professions and resources. We are more and more concerned regarding natural resources and affect the environment. In sum, we are generally more aware of the risk of fostering economic growth yet still alienating, or harming, third parties, be those natural resources, minorities or women, for instance. For these reasons, organizations, individuals and society are more and more interested in building a shared vision to work towards a more sustainable way of life.

In 2015, the United Nations established The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) SDG comprise 17 ambitious targets 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. Specifically, the 5th goal refers to women by stablishing the goal of “Gender Equality”. Women should not be left behind in leadership positions. Because this complex World requires their contributions, that will for sure, show to be crucial for solving some of the major problems humanity is facing.

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

The SDG include physical, mental and social well-being as an objective on the road to healthy lives for all. In the last 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 for 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, that which includes women and allows them to develop their full potential, is beneficial for all.

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

If you are interested in participating, please submit a 800 word short-paper by March 1, 2021, through the electronic system available in this site. We will notify acceptance to the authors by April 1, 2021 Participants to the conference who have papers accepted should submit full-papers by May 15, 2021. We especially encourage theoretical and innovative empirical papers, ethnographies, lab studies, as well as quantitative and qualitative analyses.

IESE is a dynamic community of scholars and practitioners that will welcome you to Barcelona, a traditional and welcoming Mediterranean city. It is a privileged 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 are looking forward to welcoming you at IESE, in Barcelona!

Agenda 

Wednesday, July 7th

 

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 (Bus will leave IESE at 18:00)


 

Thursday, July 8th

 

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 (North Campus Dining Room)


14:15 – 15:30 – Keynote Session III


15:45 – 17:15 – Keynote Session IV


17:15 – 17:30 – Closing

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 those whose paper are accepted

June 25, 2021

Registration deadline

Registration Fees

Early Bird (until May 30th)

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

Regular Fee (from May 31st to June 21st)

Late Academics €600
Late Students €300
Practitioners (2 keynote sessions) €180
Attending Both Academic Conferences €700
Attending both Academic Conference as Students €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 minutes 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 minutes walk from IESE)
Passeig dels Til·lers, 19
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 390 43 00

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AC Victoria Suites

AC Victoria Suites

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

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