IHRM Webinar Series: Global Strategies, Local Connections: Navigating Gender Diversity Management

This event is part of an IHRM Webinar Series, organized by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Center for International Human Resource Studies at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), Pennsylvania Western University (USA), ESCP Business School and RIT Croatia (Europe).

About this event

This webinar delves into the multifaceted role played by informal social networks in shaping organizational approaches to gender diversity management. These informal networks act as vital intermediaries, exerting a significant influence on how institutional mechanisms impact organizational strategies for managing gender diversity and fostering inclusion. Interestingly, while institutions certainly wield influence over structures and their outcomes, it is informal networks that ultimately define the dynamics and pathways that enable the establishment and effectiveness of these institutions. Hence, any comprehensive understanding of organizational approaches to gender diversity management must inherently incorporate the intricate interplay with informal networks, and this relationship is reciprocal.


  • Dr. Andri Georgiadou is the Director of External Engagement (OB/HRM), the Director of the CIPD accredited MSc HRM and Organization and an Associate Professor in the Nottingham University Business School. Dr. Georgiadou’s expertise centers around equality, diversity, and inclusion at work, with a focus on relational and interdisciplinary perspectives. Dr. Georgiadou is an Associate Editor of Gender Work & Organization and the Review Editor of International Studies of Management & Organization. Dr. Georgiadou is a member of a number of British Standards Institution (BSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committees, including the Gender Equality and International Human Resource Management ones. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Human Resource Management Journal, Gender Work & Organization, and European Management Review, among others. Dr. Georgiadou has also contributed to numerous book chapters. She actively collaborates with a wide range of organizations, providing support to achieve sustainable results in enhancing inclusion within the hybrid workplace. Additionally, she is the founder of the Equality Inclusion Diversity Centre (EQUIDY), a non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing inclusion and diversity.
  • This session will be moderated by Maja Vidovic, Professor of Human Resource Management, at Penn State University, USA.

Date: 26 October 2023.
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CET (Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Zagreb)
More information & registration here. This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom. Event access links will be provided 24 hours prior to the event start.
No fee.
Inquiries: beedie-events@sfu.ca

Previous installments of the IHRM Webinar Series are available online at our YouTube Channel.