flexible work and inflexible care: Opportunities and challenges for an inclusive workforce

Our 2024 Diversity Day will be a one-day workshop exploring the connections between economics and the opportunities and challenges for an inclusive workforce.

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the details

Work is changing rapidly. To remain inclusive, businesses must further adapt to the changing realities of family life. Our Diversity Day workshop will examine the latest economic research and business practices on promoting inclusive work, managing a flexible workforce, creating gender-inclusive supply chains and encouraging supportive fatherhood.

The world’s finest labour economists, many of whom are at Oxford, will engage in conversations and debates with business and policy leaders from around the world in order to stimulate new ideas for building inclusive workplaces.

The audience for this workshop is intentionally wide; it is aimed at academics from across social sciences and humanities, as well as business professionals from across different industries and policy experts from government and the third sector.

Location: St Catherine’s College, Oxford

Date: Monday 11 March 2024

Time: 09:00 – 18:00

Cost: £100

We invite interested parties to sponsor this workshop. Please contact oubep@economics.ox.ac.uk if you’re interested in doing so.

Themes of the day

Talks followed by discussion and Q&A:

– Promoting Inclusive Work Practices

– Managing the Flexible Workforce

– Gender Inclusive Supply Chains

– Encouraging Supportive Fatherhood

– Dealing with Harassment and Trauma

 Panel Discussion: facilitated by Kate Tojeiro                                                                                                                                 

Breakout Session: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of an inclusive workforce. 

The Economics of Intersectionality

Watch Professor Adia Wingfield’s Keynote Lecture from our 2023 Diversity Day.

the history

The history of OUBEP is in many ways the history of changing social attitudes towards business in Britain over the past 70 years.

OUBEP was founded by a group of business leaders during the period following the Second World War – a time of immense political, economic and societal change – “…to bring the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ from the public and private sectors together, to better understand modern economic thinking, and therefore the bigger picture in which they would one day operate.”

Over the last 70 years, OUBEP has evolved and adapted to meet the requirements of the modern world. However, to this day it maintains its foundational intent to bring together a gathering of bright minds to better understand and discuss the impact of the global economy, and to ultimately benefit business and society.