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“Unless you consciously include, you will unconsciously exclude.” Stephan Frost

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Janna Behnke conducts her doctoral study at TU Eindhoven within the Human Management Performance research group at the department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences. Her research aims to investigate which factors contribute to a successful management of workforce diversity in STEM organizations. Primarily, the focus lays on examining the role of leadership in fostering an inclusive climate in organizations. In this respect Janna Behnke develops, gives and evaluates diversity interventions which focus on the daily processes and interactions of employees among themselves and between themselves and their supervisors.

Academic background

Janna Behnke studied Human Resource Studies at the Tilburg University and obtained her master degree with cum laude in January 2018. Her master thesis was concerned with gendered wording in entrepreneurial advertisement and how this masculine attributed wording undermines women's interest to apply for jobs in start ups.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master, TiasNimbas Business School Eindhoven

1 Sep 20161 Dec 2018

Award Date: 29 Jan 2018


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