International Women’s Day: “Who did they just hire?”

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 by reading a research paper (March 8, 2020)

International Women’s Day 2020 is all about creating a gender equal world, and it is the perfect occasion to read one of the interesting papers we have on the topic at SSRN. For instance, I recently enjoyed reading this paper, “Who Did They Just Hire? A Content Analysis of Announcements of New College Presidents and Chancellors”, which looks at gender equity in the most powerful positions in US educational institutions.”

~Shirley Decker-Lucke, Content Director at SSRN

Scholars around the world are making great strides to positively change equality in the 21st century. SSRN introduced the Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) just over two years ago to specifically support the early stage research initiatives in this area of social sciences.

With close to 24,000 papers, this research network is filled with dynamic material to discover, such as Policy Experiments to Address Gender Inequality among Innovators. We’ve curated interdisciplinary women’s and gender studies from fields including economics, international relations, political science and social movements, psychology, geography, law, health, history, arts, culture and the natural sciences, from authors around the world – well worth the read!

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The Elsevier Gender Report

March 2020 SSRN’s parent company, Elsevier, is releasing a robust report analyzing gender’s impact on research output and quality. The report examines gender research and provides detailed quantitative and qualitative analyses into new perspectives for future outlooks.

Dominant Findings Outlined in the Elsevier Gender Report

  • The ratio of women to men is higher than in the past; among authors, men still outnumber women in all countries and EU28 except Argentina.
  • On average, women researchers author fewer publications than men in every country regardless of authorship position.
  • Among authors, women and men tend to collaborate with their own gender.

Worldwide Gender Equality Movement

The United Nations’ multigenerational campaign comes to life Friday, 6 March 2020 from 10a.m. to 1:00p.m. in New York. This ceremony aims to support women and girl leaders and gender equality advocates to bring this important visionary change into reality.


Sunday, 8 March 2020 marks the official observance of International Women’s Day. Beforehand, the United Nations Women’s organization has prepared an open-source toolkit to help get the word out and start conversations about generation equality.

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