Introducing Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars
International Comparative and Corporate Law Journal, Volume 12 (2017), Issue 2, pp 7-12
9 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2017 Last revised: 2 May 2017
Date Written: February 9, 2017
This paper introduces a special issue of the International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal resulting from the inaugural workshop of Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars in June 2015. The network fosters a strong sense of collegiality motivated by the sincere belief that our research and ultimately the broader academic endeavour is so much richer and enjoyable when we work together to help resolve society’s great challenges. At its heart is its annual workshop where a small number of participants can enjoy sustained discussion of their papers in an inclusive and collegiate atmosphere, genuine collaboration across disciplines is fostered, and informal support and mentoring of junior scholars by more senior participants can take place.
This special issue contributes to the understanding of the relationship between women and business and how their contribution and representation is valued. Uniting these contributions, drawn from different disciplinary perspectives and with the articles covering a range of issues, is an appreciation that the current business model and culture is problematic for a sustainable future. Indeed the grand challenge of sustainability lies in securing the social foundation for humanity now and in the future, while staying within the planetary boundaries. Business contribution to meeting this grand challenge is vital, and the questions concerning the role of gender in achieving sustainability are many. This special issue engages with some of these questions and should be perceived as the beginning of a larger discourse to which Daughters of Themis wishes to contribute.
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