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Gender mainstreaming: equality in the company

Gender mainstreaming: equality in the company   Gender mainstreaming: equality in the company
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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesGender mainstreaming: equality in the company

Gender mainstreaming implies the reorganization, improvement, development and evaluation of decision processes in all political and work areas of an organization. We are talking about a strategy that starts by integrating the gender perspective and equal opportunities.

The 4th World Conference on women held in Beijing in 1995 mentioned "gender mainstreaming" and with it the incorporation of the concept into the discourse of equality.

The European Union had already ruled on this principle in 1993, reinforcing it through the Treaty of Amsterdam, where the EU member states agreed to apply the principle of gender mainstreaming in their policies: political actions that were subordinated to the objective of eliminating all forms of inequality between sexes.

It is in this way, as in Spanish companies, through the legislation and regulations contained in the LOIEMH, that they incorporate equality plans in their actions.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the basic concepts regarding equal opportunities.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of integrating equal opportunities.
  • Explain the main measures within the workplace in terms of equality.
  • Know our role as agents of change and prevention in matters of sexual harassment and discrimination based on sex.

Contents of the Subject

Gender mainstreaming: equality in the company

  • 1. Presentation of the subject.
  • 2. Starting point: Contribution of Equal Opportunities.
  • 3. Why equal opportunities?
  • . What does equal opportunities offer us?
  • 5. Regarding stereotypes.
  • 6. European Union Regulations on Equal Opportunities.
  • 7. Our role in integrating equal opportunities.
  • 8. The situation in the current labor market.
  • 9. What is an Equality Plan?
  • 10. Implications of the Equality Plan. What do I need to know to start the integration of equal opportunities in my company? How do we start this process?
  • 11. Types of actions to be negotiated in order to integrate Equal Opportunities.
  • 12. How is the integration of equality consolidated through collective bargaining?
  • 13. Examples of incorporation of Positive and/or Permanent actions in equality .
  • 14. On the prevention of sexual/sex-based harassment and other forms of discrimination.
  • 15. Closing lecture.


Beatriz Contreras Professor of Gender mainstreaming: equality in the company

Beatriz Contreras Martinez de Castro

Beatriz Contreras Martinez De Castro has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology, specializing in Socio-Labor Studies from the UCM.
Advanced Master's Degree in Occupational Risk Prevention, with 3 specialties, from the UCJC.
Master's degree in Human Resources Management from the National College of Doctors and Graduates in Political Sciences and Sociology.
Equality Agent, and certificate of professionalism in Promotion of Effective Equality of Women and Men. SSCE0212, from the Ministry of Labor and Industry of the Community of Madrid.
Beatriz is currently a PhD student and is doing her thesis in the Department of Social Psychology of the UCM.
In the past, she worked for the local administration, at the Madrid City Council Employment Agency, IMEFE, as a graduate in the labor orientation department. A year later, she was granted a scholarship for university graduates at the Institute for Women, under the Ministry of Labor. In the department of employment and European programs; NOW program.
Her first teaching experiences were as an educator in different training programs, various training specialties of the CAM - Employment and Social Security, at the Adams Study Center, and the CDM Group.
She has always combined her work in private companies with university teaching.
During the 2010-2011 academic year, she collaborated as a Teacher in the Master's Degree in Business Management of the Health Sector of the European University of Madrid, in the subject of HR management.
From the academic years 2011-2019, she collaborated as a Teacher in the Master's Degree in Human Resources Management and Direction of the National College of Political Scientists and Sociologists of Madrid, teaching the transversal subject "Píldoras de RR.HH." on different HR strategies and policies in companies, as well as in the module "Equality Plans in companies".
During the academic years 17-18 and 18-19, she worked as a Teacher in the Official University Master's Degree in People Management, at the School of Social Sciences of the Miguel de Cervantes European University, in the subject: Strategy, Planning and Selection.
She has 20 years of work experience in private companies, as a Change Management Consultant, HR Development, Training and Selection Projects, in different Spanish consulting firms; Indra Sistemas- Indra Business Consulting, Soluziona (Grupo Unión Fenosa), Antares Consulting.
She has carried out projects in national and international companies such as: TOTAL, R. BOSCH, SPANISH SENATE, REE- Spanish Electric Network and its Corporate University, FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMUNITY OF MADRID. INAP, CANAL DE ISABEL II, AENA, SOLVIA, GAS NATURAL FENOSA, ICM (COMPUTER TECHNICIAN OF THE COMMUNITY OF MADRID) COUNCIL OF EDUCATION OF THE COMMUNITY OF MADRID, SENASA, Services and Studies for Air Navigation and Aeronautical Security SA, CONSELL Insular Balear, CSC Superior Council of Spanish Chambers of Commerce.
As well as in the following sectors of activity:
Hospitals: Hosp. de la Ribera, (Alzira); Instituto Catalán de la Salud, Hosp. de Sagunto, Hosp. Clínico de Barcelona. Hosp. Marina Alta. Hospital Gregorio Marañón.
Automobiles; PSA-Citroën España at the Villaverde plant, PSA FINANCE, PSA at the Palomar plant, Buenos Aires, Argentina. VOLVO CARS España.
Commercial Distribution; SGEL. CHAMPION supermarkets. CONDIS, Training Center of CARREFOUR España.
Telecommunications; UNI 2, VODAFONE, CORREOS y TELÉGRAFOS.
Beatriz currently directs the Nebrija Institute of Professional Competences at Nebrija University, where the official Professional Competences Seminar I, II, and II subjects are managed, as well as the transversal subjects of Nebrija's own Interdisciplinary Learning Courses, or ILC.