“From nude calendars to tractor calendars”: The perspectives of female executives on gender aspects in North American and Nordic forest industry

Pipiet Larasatie, Kendall Conroy, Gintare Baublyte, Eric Hansen, Anne Toppinen

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Increasing gender diversity is no longer just the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do. Although there is general literature about gender diversity and the perspectives of females in top management and leadership, there are, however, very few forest sector specific studies. This exploratory study utilizes interviews to better understand how female executives in North America and the Nordic countries of Finland and Sweden perceive the impact of the situation of gender diversity in the forest industry. Respondents also provide career advice for young females entering or considering entry into the industry. Female executives in both regions agree that although the forest sector is still seen as a male-oriented industry, there are signs of increasingly positive attitudes regarding industry and company culture towards the benefits of greater gender diversity; however, the described changes represent an evolution, not revolution. Interestingly, despite the status of Nordic countries as leaders in bridging the gender gap, respondents from this region believe that there is significant progress yet to be made in the forest industry, especially at the entry level. With respect to career development, North American respondents suggested that young females should consider sacrificing their social life and leisure time activities, whereas Nordic respondents instead emphasized personal supports or using exit strategy from an unsupportive company or boss.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiCanadian Journal of Forest Research
Vuosikerta49
Numero8
Sivut915-924
Sivumäärä10
ISSN0045-5067
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TilaJulkaistu - elokuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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  • 512 Liiketaloustiede
  • 4112 Metsätiede

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Larasatie, Pipiet ; Conroy, Kendall ; Baublyte, Gintare ; Hansen, Eric ; Toppinen, Anne. / “From nude calendars to tractor calendars”: The perspectives of female executives on gender aspects in North American and Nordic forest industry. Julkaisussa: Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 2019 ; Vuosikerta 49, Nro 8. Sivut 915-924.
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“From nude calendars to tractor calendars”: The perspectives of female executives on gender aspects in North American and Nordic forest industry. / Larasatie, Pipiet; Conroy, Kendall; Baublyte, Gintare; Hansen, Eric; Toppinen, Anne.

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