Prof. Belle Derks on the intransigent character of unequal opportunities

Upon accepting her position as full professor at Utrecht University today, Prof. Belle Derks gave an inspiring speech on the intransigent character of unequal opportunities. She argued that setting target figures to increase the proportion of women in high positions is a necessary start, but that more is needed to effectively counteract the persistent mechanisms that maintain gender inequality. In her new role, Prof. Derks will be focusing on psychological perspectives on organizational behavior within institutions.

Read the full speech here (in Dutch)

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