10 Oct 2022

Guest Lecture Human Resource Management: Diversity and Gender Equality

The Management Study Program, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, hosted another Guest Lecture as part of the Visiting Professor Series in Kompetisi Kampus Merdeka Program (PKKM) 2022, Thursday, October 6th, 2022. In this guest lecture series, the Study Program invited Associate Professor Clotilde Coron from Sorbonne Business School, France, to deliver material on Diversity and Gender Equality.

MSP FEB UNS Guest Lecture

Associate Profesor Clotilde Coron delivering lecture material

Led by Dewanti Cahyaningsih SE, M.Rech., the guest lecture was attended by more than 230 participants through the Zoom Cloud Meeting platform. Starting the material dissemination, Assoc. Prof. Coron explains that the topic of diversity is starting to attract the industrial sectors’ attention. However, there are numerous different approaches to discussing diversity. “There are many different approaches in this topic discussion, this including the different significance of subjects and topics in each country, for instance, the USA with the black life’s matter (BLM) topic or France with sexual orientation. Therefore, it is important to consider your point of view on diversity and equality,” explains Prof. Coron.

The current guest lecture with Prof. Coron will cover the definition of diversity and equality, gender equality, disability inclusion, and bias in human resource management, as well as methods available to reduce the bias. Regarding the definition of diversity, Prof. Coron invited students to choose the most appropriate words to describe diversity through the Wooclap platform.

“Diversity in this matter refers to the condition of the workforce representing the natural condition of the population in a country. The idea of diversity aims to avoid discrimination because when a company does not discriminate against people, then the composition of the workforce in the company will represent the composition of the community,” said Prof. Coron.

Material discussion continues with the difference between inclusion and equality, where inclusion is a crucial idea within diversity. Diversity with no inclusion will never lead to equality. “Because the objective of inclusion is to empower people through mutual respect and appreciation for personal condition as the inherent factor of diversity.”