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Gender equality and career

At CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality, we conduct research that explains and defines what maintains the gender imbalance in executive roles, and how it can be changed.  

CORE conducts research on:

Gender balance in business

What is the gender balance at the top of the business world? From 2016, CORE maps and follows the development of gender balance in the biggest companies in the business sector through the CORE Norwegian Gender Balance Scorecard.

The juggling act: career and family life

CORE’s research shows that the likelihood of becoming a leader is linked to the level of support at home, and here it is often the father’s career that has right of way. Some of the key questions CORE studies is whether this pattern is stable or whether there are signs of change. Is it easier to combine family responsibilities and career in the public sector than in the private sector – and, if so, why?

Gender quotas in the business sector

In 2003, Norway was the first country to legislate gender quota regulations, where boards of listed companies and public enterprises have to comprise at least 40% of each gender. Questions related to the effects, consequences and ripple effects of gender quotas for women’s participation on boards and in executive positions are very important to CORE.

Equality in democratic bodies

Equal access to democratic decision-making forums is another important gender equality issue. As part of the Institute for Social Research, CORE draws on the institute’s long experience of research on elections and democracy.

Published June 4, 2017 8:13 PM - Last modified May 25, 2021 8:39 AM