Complicating gender

Towards a new model of identity and differences in organizations...

Most models of identity and differences disseminated through diversity trainings focus on one dimension of difference at a time. The practice of addressing one aspect of identity as if social differences were lived independent of each other is a big mistake. A woman of color, for example, is made invisible and voiceless by only focusing on one of her differences. Should she be counted as a woman, a Black employee, or an ethnic? What about other differences that influence her like being a lesbian of working class background? Based on her research on “simultaneity” or the intersection of identities, Dr. Holvino discusses the assumptions of this new model and explores its practical implications using a case study from her organizational practice. The challenges and promises of this approach for 21st century global organizations are explored.

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