Female Career Award: Professor Michelle Hebl recognized by HEC Lausanne for her outstanding academic career!
EQUALITY PROGRAM | On September 27, Professor of Management and Psychology Michelle (Mikki) Hebl from Rice University (Houston, United States) will be present on campus to receive the Female Career Award given by the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne (UNIL). She will also share her experience with the School’s doctoral and post-doctoral students. As an expert in gender equality and workplace discrimination, Prof. Hebl will present one of the key themes of her research, “Gender and Race Gatekeeping”, to an academic audience at the award ceremony.
Launched in June by the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne, the “Female Career Award HEC Lausanne (UNIL)” is given twice a year, to a female researcher affiliated to an institution other than UNIL, in recognition of her outstanding academic career.
Prof. Hebl, a truly leading expert on diversity and discrimination in the workplace, has just won the second award for 2018! Cited over 8,000 times in Google Scholar, she presents regularly at high-level conferences but also appears in the most prestigious academic journals, where she has published over 100 articles. And the list goes on. Prof. Hebl has numerous successes, distinctions, awards and appointments to her name. Among other things, she is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Society of Experimental and Social Psychology, and a member of the editorial board of almost 10 journals. She has also won over 20 awards for teaching.
“It’s an admirable and incredible career!”, comments Prof. Franciska Krings of Department of Organizational Behaviour at HEC Lausanne enthusiastically on the brilliant Professor Hebl.
The opportunity to welcome Prof. Hebl to the campus is thanks to the department, since, as Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast, chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee at HEC Lausanne explains, “The various departments at HEC Lausanne identify and propose individuals to the Equal Opportunity Committee, which then selects the winner based on her level of expertise, productivity and honors.” She adds, “The Equal Opportunity Committee is honored to be able to host a round table before the ceremony and give doctoral and post-doctoral students the opportunity to meet as interesting and fascinating a figure as Professor Hebl. She is a true role model, whose research interests are a perfect match for the aims of the Equal Opportunity Committee at HEC Lausanne.”
More information about the award ceremony for the Female Career Award on September 27 and Prof. Hebl’s presentation.
In her lecture to an audience of academic, Prof. Hebl will discuss the potential impact of gatekeeping and why some (often highly qualified) individuals who could achieve the very highest levels at work or in social terms are overlooked. She will review her research and show the extent to which the phenomenon is found everywhere and is not only expressed in obvious forms of discrimination but also more subtle behaviors.
More information about the Equal Opportunity Committee at HEC Lausanne and the Female Career Award
par Chantal Behar