The seventh international annual workshop of Daughter of Themis brought together 14 business scholars from universities in different cities all around the world (Oslo, Amsterdam, Stockholm, London, Nairobi, Vancouver, Zagreb, Porto, São Paulo) to discuss gender equality in business.
Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the corporate disregard of the connection between economics and ecology has come to an uncomfortable reckoning. Unprecedented shifts to mitigate global warming and other environmental and social crises are needed. The volume Innovating Business for Sustainability: Regulatory Approaches in the Anthropocene responds to these challenges through an interdisciplinary investigation of the possibilities for embedding sustainability into business within legal and regulatory landscapes.
The theme of the sixth international workshop of Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars was the highly topical theme of ‘Contemporary Theories in Corporate Law and Corporate Governance’.
The Steering Committee of Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars, hereby express our solidarity with our Turkish colleague Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay.
The fifth international workshop of Daughter of Themis brought together twelve business scholars from different countries to discuss ways of enhancing finance for sustainability.
Daughters of Themis, an international women’s network started at the Faculty of Law a few years ago, has evolved today into a viable and fruitful international network for female business scholars.
For the third year in a row the Daughters of Themis workshop was held at Cavo Perlevos Studios on the Greek island of Kea. It brought together thirteen interdisciplinary business scholars who worked on the theme of ‘Innovating Business Models for Sustainability’, from 5th to 8th June 2018. The call for papers had yielded significant interest and the process of selection had been competitive. An edited collection based on the papers from the 2018 workshop is currently in the works.
This year’s workshop delivered insightful and thought-provoking discussions on the challenges and opportunities with engaging in interdisciplinary research, spanning the use of multiple disciplines and methodologies as well as the strengths with creating partnerships with colleagues.
Beate Sjåfjell has written an op-ed in the University of Oslo’s online paper Uniforum about Daughters of Themis and how it started with a recognition of the lack of gender balance in company law scholarship in egalitarian Norway.
Twenty-four degrees Celsius and Greek hospitality laid the groundwork for a very fruitful workshop on corporate sustainability and gender.