All previous scholarship holders form the GELS alumni network, contributing both with the experience from their GELS project as well as their future experience in career and life.
2016 Astrid Palmstierna and Yuelin Wang
Astrid Palmstierna and Yuelin Wang, BSc students at Stockholm School of Economics, are the recipients of 2016 Gun and Einar Larsson Scholarship (GELS).
The title of the project is Achieving Greater Gender Equality in LEDC – What is the Philliphines doing that other LEDCs are not?. The project will take place in the Philippines and China.
The gender equality issue has always been important to Astrid and Linus, who feel it is especially relevant since a more equalized gender distribution throughout society might be a way for LEDCs to achieve greater prosperity. The scope of this project is therefore to study the gender equality situation in senior management/board positions in Philippines, and transform these findings into actionable, practical plans for equality improvement to be implemented in selected firms. In order to do that, Astrid and Yuelin will travel first to the Philippines to investigate how a country with the highest percentage of senior management positions occupied by women and the highest percentage of Corporate Board Member occupied by women in Asia achieved its position in gender equality. Findings from the Philippines will then be converted into actionable plans for gender equality improvement measures, and these plans will be presented and practically implemented at selected firms in China with poor representation of females within the management.
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