Gender Sensitive Leadership

Online Training on Gender sensitive leadership: what does it take?
  • 24 November 2020
  • 12.30-16.00 cet (Brussels time)
  • Vivian Anette Lagesen
  • Siri Øyslebø Sørensen
  • Linda M. Rustad
  • Trine Rogg Korsvik
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Learning objectives
  • Sensitise about the value of gender-sensitive decision-making processes
  • Highlight some common pitfalls in promotion (recruitment) process of managers and leaders such as unconscious bias (norms and values associated with supposed qualities of men and women), and the role of informal networks
  • Learn about successful cases of achieving better gender balance
  • Raise awareness about existing tools and how to get better gender balance in your unit
Who is it for?
  • Head of Departments
  • Decision-makers
  • Middle managers
Registration process
  • Seats are limited and come to a first come first served basis.



Vivian Anette Lagesen

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Vivian Anette Lagesen is a sociologist and Professor in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She has published widely on the topic of gender, science and technology. She has studied inclusion design and inclusion strategies in higher education in informatics and studied software engineering industries in Norway, the US and Malaysia. Her research includes learning and knowledge management in a diversity of workspaces, like ICT companies, consultant engineering companies, and in local governments. Recently, her research has been focused on gender balance and diversity in academia, investigating management, culture and epistemic living spaces on all levels of university as well as the dynamics between them. She has been a visiting scholar at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University (2007) and visiting professor at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University (2019).

Siri Øyslebø Sørensen

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Siri Øyslebø Sørensen is professor in Gender, Diversity and Equality Studies and head of Center for Gender Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Sørensen’s research contributes to the fields of organizational studies, policy studies and media studies. She has previously conducted research on the making and implementation of gender quota policies, the career experiences of women managers, media controversies on motherhood and career choices. In recent years she has been involved in research on how to promote gender balance and diversity in academic institutions. In her work she pursues enhanced understandings of exclusion and inclusion, particularly concerned with questions of resistance and change. Sørensen is co-editor of Bodies, Symbols and Organizational Practice – the Gendered Dynamics of Power (Routledge, 2018).

Linda Marie Rustad


Linda Marie Rustad holds a degree in Philosophy from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is actively engaged in Nordic, European and international cooperation on gender equality in research, including the gender dimension in research content. She has worked as a researcher and lecturer at Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, Norway and has written several articles in feminist theory and reports on gender equality in research. Rustad has worked as a senior adviser at Universities Norway responsible for the Committee for gender balance and diversity in research commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research. She was a former member of the Helsinki group on women and science in the European Commission and participates in several project funded by Horizon 2020, including GE Academy.

Trine Rogg Korsvik


Trine Rogg Korsvik is Senior Adviser at Kilden She holds a Ph.D. in history, specialized in the history of feminism and women’s movements. She has experience from European research cooperation on gender related issues and as a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo. Since 2017, she is running the Kilden initiated project Integrating the Gender Dimension in Research, presenting best practices from a variety of scientific fields, and is managing Kilden’s women’s history project Trine has published numerous articles and books on gender related topics, including «What is the Gender Dimension in Research?», with Linda Marie Rustad.