Laura Sabattini
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

As a Senior Director of Research at Catalyst, Inc., Laura Sabattini, Ph.D., leads research on women's leadership, talent management strategies, and barriers to women's corporate advancement. Specific areas of her expertise include work-life effectiveness, organizational culture, and gender-based stereotyping. Prior to joining Catalyst, Dr. Sabattini was an adjunct faculty member at the University of California at Santa Cruz where she taught classes in social and organizational psychology, social justice and community, and research methodology. She has consulted with organizations and lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Sabattini received her B.A. in Organizational and Work Psychology from the University of Padua, Italy, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Semester Course
Summer 2014 PADM-GP.2112.001 Women and Men in the Workplace

This course addresses the macro and micro effects of gender in the workplace, from the complicated reasons for the lack of representation of women in senior leadership across sectors to the interpersonal dynamics of women and men working together. The landscape for business has changed dramatically over the last few decades, and with a shift towards a more global workforce, understanding the intersection of work dynamics and gender is critical.

In addition, this course will explore the important intersections between gender and other demographic characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. Finally, the course will examine the relationship between organizational culture and employee experiences in order to uncover strategies and examples of how to create more diverse and inclusive work environments.


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Summer 2012 PADM-GP.2112.001 Women and Men in the Workplace

This course addresses the macro and micro effects of gender in the workplace, from the complicated reasons for the lack of representation of women in senior leadership across sectors to the interpersonal dynamics of women and men working together. The landscape for business has changed dramatically over the last few decades, and with a shift towards a more global workforce, understanding the intersection of work dynamics and gender is critical.

In addition, this course will explore the important intersections between gender and other demographic characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. Finally, the course will examine the relationship between organizational culture and employee experiences in order to uncover strategies and examples of how to create more diverse and inclusive work environments.


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Summer 2011 PADM-GP.2112.001 Women and Men in the Workplace

This course addresses the macro and micro effects of gender in the workplace, from the complicated reasons for the lack of representation of women in senior leadership across sectors to the interpersonal dynamics of women and men working together. The landscape for business has changed dramatically over the last few decades, and with a shift towards a more global workforce, understanding the intersection of work dynamics and gender is critical.

In addition, this course will explore the important intersections between gender and other demographic characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. Finally, the course will examine the relationship between organizational culture and employee experiences in order to uncover strategies and examples of how to create more diverse and inclusive work environments.


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