Teams are becoming the dominant agents in creative work, the prominence of teams is increasing in all branches of science and humanities, in business and in the arts. Recent research suggests that diversity is an advantage for team creativity, and it is especially gender diversity that was shown to be related to the collective intelligence of a team. However, while women are shown to play a key role in creative teams, there is ample evidence that they don’t get the same credit that men do. If women are vital participants in creative teams, their discrimination, mis-recognition, and discouragement is clearly leading to losses for creative fields and entire societies. What are practices and organizational patterns that can restore equal recognition, and boost the involvement of women in creative teams?
Research thus far has primarily focused on the unequal recognition of women individually, mechanisms of discrimination and marginalization of women, prejudice and stereotypes that disadvantage women in education, science, humanities, and business. Furthermore, research thus far either used quantitative methods to emphasize outcomes, or used qualitative methods to identify prejudice and resistance.
This workshop is intended to fill these gaps, to bring analysts of large datasets on creative teams together with qualitative researchers, activist, evangelists - with the goal of identifying patterns that show the promise of alleviating the gender deficit in creative fields.