Marieke van den Brink is Professor of Gender & Diversity at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her main research interest focuses on ways how bundles of interacting organization processes produce intersectional inequalities in organizations. She is especially interested in how various gender practices tied in with academic organizing, such as recruitment and selection, recognizing and rewarding and the construction of scientific excellence. She is a member of the Dutch National Committee for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and was elected as member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Her work has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Organization, Human Relations, Gender, Work & Organization, and Social Science & Medicine.
Mentoring in higher education: supporting career development and organizational change
In this presentation, Marieke van den Brink will discuss current insights on gender (in)equality in academia, especially the role of informal networking and sponsoring in building academic careers. She will discuss the role that formal mentoring programs can have on achieving gender equality on individual, group and organizational level and address the dilemmas that arise when implementing mentoring programs. How can we use mentoring programs for early career scientists to transform the organization into a more gender inclusive environment?