Research Focus

At CRIW we seek to conduct research that supports the inclusion and advancement in the workplace of peoples of all gender identities, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Among other activities, this may include studies that support the advancement of women, the recognition of a range of masculinities, or the inclusion of LGBTQ2+ individuals in the workplace.

Within CRIW’s research stream, The Influence of Gender at Work, some studies and/or researchers may focus on individuals of only one gender identity, while others take an interdisciplinary or intersectional approach. Regardless of the specific approach taken, we believe that organizations may be missing out on committed employees, innovative ideas, and attractive opportunities if they do not adopt inclusive hiring practices and offer workplace cultures, career paths and benefits that are attractive to all employees, regardless of gender identity.

Research stream leadership

“I am working on research that exposes the gendered nature of organizational structures and practices. I hope this supports individuals in crafting their own unique life path that allows them to successfully integrate their personal and work lives.”

Dr. Merridee Bujaki, Co-Director CRIW and Professor of Accounting, Sprott School of Business

Research projects

2019 Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Negotiating Canada’s Immigration and Labour Market Landscape: The Case of Nigerian Women Economic Migrants in Ontario’ (abstract) Dr. Megan Gaucher
Empowering Women through Management Education: 25 years of Leadership Stories in Canada’s National Capital Region Dr. Merridee Bujaki
Women Entrepreneurs’ Networking Behavior and Entrepreneurial Success Dr. Lorraine Dyke
2018 Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Hiring a Chief Executive Officer: Does gender still matter?’ Dr. Janet Mantler
‘Engineering Gender: A study of university-based gender socialization practices and their impact on female engineering students’ Dr. Angela Dionisi
‘Women, Entrepreneurship, and Alternative Housing’ Dr. Daniel Rosenblatt
2017 Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Women and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Postsecondary Pedagogy in Shaping Identity, Values, and Aspirations’ (abstract) Dr. Leighann Neilson
‘Leadership spillover? An Analysis of leadership and the work-family interface’ (abstract) Dr. Kate Dupré
‘Getting by with a little help from our friends? The role of women’s friendships in perceptions of work-family conflict and role balance’ (abstract) Dr. Bernadette Campbell
‘Decision-making among dual career military couples’ (abstract) Victoria Fraser
2016 Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Women, Work, and Non-Professional International Mobility’ (abstract) Dr. Luciara Nardon
‘Academic Women at Work: The Implications of Health and Caregiving over the Life-Course on Productivity and Career Trajectory’ (abstract) Dr. Merridee Bujaki
‘The Postdoc—The Leak for Women in the Pipeline?’ (abstract) Dr. Renate Ysseldyk
2015 Project Title Project Lead (PI)
Sexual harassment spillover: The impact of gender harassment on the parenting experiences of working mothers’ (abstract) Dr. Angela Dionisi
‘Exploring the Gender-Salary –Expectations Gap: Back to the Drawing Board’ (abstract) Dr. Linda Schweitzer  
‘Connecting transformational leadership to employee well-being through work engagement: A gendered perspective’ (abstract) Dr. Janet Mantler
‘Leadership Development Programs for Women in the Engineering Industry’ Dr. Claire Samson
2014 Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Entrepreneurial Leadership Attributes: Developing a Gender-Neutral Vocabulary’ (abstract) Dr. Catherine Elliot
‘Establishing the Participation of Women in Canadian Aerospace’ (abstract) Dr. Catherine Mavriplis
‘The Impact of female-focused SME interventions in advanced technology sectors’ Dr. Barbara Jayne Orser
‘How Female Child Protection Workers Understand the Opportunities and Constraints of their Day-to-Day Practice’ Dr. Melissa Redmond

Contact

If you are interested in knowing more about CRIW’s research activities or getting involved, please contact us at criw@carleton.ca.

Research Library

Report cover“My Path has not been a Standard Path”: Academia as a Bourdieusian Field and How Assumptions of an Unencumbered Life Disadvantage Women


Authors:
Merridee Bujaki, Ivy Bourgeault, Stephanie Gaudet
Publication type: Article
Keywords: Women academics, Gendered organizations, Life course, Bourdieu, Unencumbered
Status: Under Review

Academic Abstract / Research Highlights

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Gender in the Business of Being Funny. Perspectives in Québec’s Francophone Comedy Industry

Authors: François Brouard, Christelle Paré
Publication type: Summary of Findings
Status: Published
Date: 2018

Highlights of Findings 

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Everywhere, Every Day Innovating: Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation


Authors:
Clare Beckton, Janice McDonald, Maude Marquis-Bissonnette
Publication type: Report
Status: Published
Date: 2018

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Women’s Leadership Matters: The Impact Of Women’s Leadership In The Canadian Federal Public Service


Author:
Marika Morris
Publication type: Report
Status: Published
Date: 2016

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A Force to Reckon With: Women Entrepreneurship and Risk


Authors:
Clare Beckton, Janice McDonald, Samina M. Saifuddin, Umut Riza Ozkan
Publication type: Report
Status: Published
Date: 2016

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The Essential Guide to Being Elected: Increasing Women’s Representation


Author:
Carleton University’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership
Publication type: Report
Status: Published
Date: 2015

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Progress in Inches, Miles to go: A Benchmarking Study of Women’s Leadership in Canada


Authors:
L. Pauline Rankin, Jennifer Stewart
Publication type: Report
Status: Published
Date: 2013

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The Pathway Forward: Creating Gender Inclusive Leadership in Mining and Resources


Authors:
Umut Riza Ozkan, Clare Beckton
Publication type: Report
Status: Published
Date: 2012

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