Past Conferences
EOI 2008 Norwich
EDI 2010 Vienna EDI 2011 Auckland EDI 2012 Toulouse EDI 2013 Athens EDI 2014 Munich EDI 2015 Tel Aviv EDI 2016 Nicosia EDI 2017 London EDI 2018 Montreal EDI 2019 Rotterdam EDI 2021 Bern EDI 2022 Cape Town EDI 2023 London

Conference Organisers:

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Seville, Spain
27 - 29 May 2024

Conference theme:

Gender Equality across the Gender Spectrum


Past Conferences - EOI 2009 Istanbul


Equal Opportunities 2009 Conference

Invited Speakers

This year the conference will feature a number of high profile invited speakers who will deliver keynote speeches over two days:


Quinetta M. Roberson PhD is a Professor of Management in the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University, USA. 

Prior to her current position, she was an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. She has also been visiting faculty at the University of Maryland at College Park and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. 

Prof Roberson's research focuses on contextual investigations of organizational justice - in particular, fairness in work teams and specific human resource contexts. In addition, she does research in the area of strategic diversity management - specifically, examining the bottom-line impact of organizational diversity and inclusion initiatives.


Dianah Worman, OBE, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK.

Dianah is the Adviser on diversity for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She directs the Institute's diversity research programme and leads the development of good practice guidance on diversity to help employers make progress in this challenging and complex field. She also leads the Institute's public policy work on diversity.

In particular she has driven specific initiatives on age, disability, equal pay, harassment and bullying, as well as race, work-life balance and employing people with criminal records.

She was awarded an OBE for her services to diversity, in the Queen's birthday honours list in 2006.



David Ruebain is the Director of Legal Policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission of Great Britain. 
He has been a practising solicitor for 20 years. David has published widely and taught nationally and internationally on education and disability law and has been involved in numerous voluntary organisations, drafting Private Members Bills and in making oral representations to Committees of Parliament. He is the past Chair of the Law Society of England and Wale's Mental Health and Disability Committee; a Member of the Editorial Board of Disability and Society journal and; a Fellow of the British American Project.

Judith K. Pringle is Professor of Organisation Studies at Auckland University of Technology where she co-ordinates a research group on Gender and Diversity. 
Her research has focused on women's experiences in organizations, gendered organizational identities, workplace diversity, intersections of social identities and reframing career theory. She is a co-investigator of a recently funded large project 'Glamour and Grind: New Creative Workers' aimed at theorizing careers within the film industry that take into account aspects of gender, age and ethnicity. Judith is co-editor of the Sage Handbook for Workplace Diversity (2006) and has discussed heterogender in the recent special issue of the British Journal of Management.