Call for papers: Adversity encountered on the road to gender diversity – women and men in high business positions and in scientific domains.


Studia Humanistyczne AGH (Contributions to Humanities) and Diversity Hub Think Tank

Gender diversity in STEM fields, especially in business and in academia, has been gaining more and more attention among policy makers and the general public (see e.g.: Beede et al., 2011; Blickenstaff, 2005; Cheryan, Ziegler, Montoya & Jiang, 2017; Sadler, Sonnert, Hazari & Tai, 2012). Significant societal changes combined with deliberate actions to introduce gender equality have meant that the number of women in science domains, academia and leadership positions has been slowly growing in recent years. Yet disparity is still noticeable and in some domains, such as IT, it is actually quite substantial. Several social, psychological and cultural factors have a hand in this phenomenon.

The gender pay gap is also stable and persistent. Even when controlling for domain and position, women still earn significantly less than men. Another vital issue concerns maternal duties, which strongly impact women’s career and vocational decisions. A vast body of scientific research has addressed those and other analogous topics, yet new studies and new approaches are still in demand. These issues are of high importance in terms of identifying socio-cultural mechanisms influencing gender inequality.

Gender diversity is also gaining the attention of business representatives, as the gaps in some crucial competences (like IT skills, leadership skills) are impacting staffing decisions in many organizations. This special issue of Studia Humanistyczne AGH is a result of cooperation between the Diversity Hub Think Tank and AGH University of Science and Technology.

With this special issue of Studia Humanistyczne AGH we wish to address the problem of gender (in)equality in modern society. We invite authors to submit theoretical, research and case study papers regarding various approaches to this complex topic.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

We also invite contributions focusing on other topics related to women and men in high business positions and in scientific domains.


Submission guidelines and related deadlines:

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent to:

Guidelines for submission can be found at: CLICK HERE

Based on abstract approval, authors will be asked to prepare and submit a full article (7,000 words, see the guidelines). Please note that abstract acceptance does not guarantee article publication. Please note that each article will be subject to a double-blind peer review process, and positive reviews will be a condition for publication.

For more information on "Studia Humanistyczne AGH" (Contributions to Humanities): CLICK HERE

Guest editors:

Tomasz Dąbrowski, PhD, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Institute of Culture, Diversity HUB Think Tank:

Katarzyna Leszczyńska, PhD, Faculty of Humanities, AGH University of Science and Technology:

Joanna Pyrkosz-Pacyna, PhD, Faculty of Humanities, AGH University of Science and Technology:


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