To commemorate International Women’s Day, ETH Zurich’s Head of Foresight, Chris Luebkeman moderated a cross-generational conversation about the role gender plays in leadership, with Alice Eagly and Julia Dannath-Schuh, both behavioural psychologists.
Alice Eagly, a Professor of Psychology Emerita at Northwestern University, is a pioneering female academic. She is widely published and her interest in the psychology of gender is more recently focused on the metadata around gender stereotypes and their propagation.
Julia Dannath-Schuh holds a doctorate in psychology from ETH Zurich and has worked in the corporate sector as both a CEO and a consultant. She is currently ETH’s Vice President for Personnel Development and Leadership.
Is gender important in leadership? How far have we come with gender bias? Do we need to rethink our expectations and push past stereotypes? The discussion traversed the fine and sticky outlines of the shifting culture around women in relationship to power.