ICGR Biographies

Below are the ICGR Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Carmen-Pilar Martí Ballester (PhD) is an associate professor in the Business Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her research focuses on (1) analysing the financial and social performance of thematic mutual funds taking into account gender issues, and (2) examining investor behaviour in the thematic mutual funds industry. She is an active reviewer in a range of international journals and also has published research papers in many other international journals.

Keynote Speakers

Olga Salido holds a PhD in Political Science and Sociology and is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Applied Sociology, Complutense University of Madrid, where she has been Deputy Director (2018-2022) and Director of the Master in Applied Sociology. Salido’s research interests focus on the study of socio-economic inequalities and social mobility as well as the analysis of family and gender equality policies in comparative perspective.

Mini-Track Chairs

Tindara Addabbo is a full Professor in Economic Policy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Her current main research areas include wage discrimination by gender, well-being, gender budgeting, gender gap in education, gender equity firm’s certification. She is the coordinator of Leading Towards Sustainable Gender Equality Plans in research institutions – (H2020-SwafS-2019 –873072).

Claudia Canali is Associate Professor in Information Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.  Her research interests focus on cloud/fog computing systems and gender equality in ICT. She is responsible for her university in the Horizon 2020 Project EQUAL-IST Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions and for the ‘Ragazze Digitali’ Summer Camp project.

Dr  Serene Dalati is director of Equality and Sustainability center ( E&S center) and head of management department at the faculty of Business administration, at Arab International University, Syria (https://www.aiu.edu.sy/ ). Serene obtained a PhD in Leadership, Organizational Culture and Job satisfaction in 2008 which was preceded by British Chevening scholarship to study for an MBA in Banking and Finance from University of Wales, Bangor in 2002. She teaches for areas in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Culture and Job satisfaction. Serene has also established experience in Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education and developed a project application with acronym FREE which has a scope of Female Resilience and Empowerment in Higher Education in the South Mediterranean Region.

Emília Fernandes is an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho, Portugal, lecturing at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in courses of Management, Human Resources Management. Her publications have been in research areas related to gender discourses and identities, practices of resistance, entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises, and professional embodiment.

Dr Rafidah Abd Karim is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She is also a research fellow at Anadolu University, Turkey. She serves an editorial board, and she is also an active and reviewer for more than 10 numerous distinguished international journals. She has published more than 70 academic articles mainly in digital mind mapping, mobile technology, language learning, and multiple fields in both national and international journals published by various publishers. Her current research projects include gender studies, women studies and indigenous studies funded by Ministry of Higher Education and UiTM, Malaysia.

Regina Leite in an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behaviour and HRM in the Department of Management of the School of Economics and Management at the University of Minho. Former coordinator of the master course in Human Resource Management. Research interests: Work and non-work spheres, privacy in the workplace, sexual and moral harassment, and gender issues.

Dr. Sílvia Donoso López is a gender expert at Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM/CSIC) in Barcelona. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and a Master in Gender and Equality Policies. She has wide experience as a consultant in gender and diversity, formulating and monitoring Equality Public Policies. Her main research interests are institutional violence against women and integrating a gender dimension in STEM research.

Dr Navjot Sandhu an Associate Professor is a currently Deputy Head of College at the Graduate School of Management within the Birmingham City Business
School. She has extensive research publication and conference presentations within the domain of financing marginal farmers/ small and medium
enterprises microfinancing, innovative technologies, gender, entrepreneurial education. Dr Navjot has experience of supervising and examining PhDs nationally and internationally. Dr Sandhu also completed certifications on Fintech and disruptive technologies from Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Workshop Facilitators