Lunch seminar: Who gets to be boss?

Seminar Fri 3 June 2022
time and place

Friday 3 June 2022, 12:00–13:00
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm.

Women are not believed to have the same potential as men when decisions about promotion are made, according to research from the US. What does it look like in Sweden and what can be done to change it?

Danielle Li at MIT has examined US data from over 30,000 employees. Her results show that women’s managerial potential is judged to be lower than men’s, even when they perform better than their male colleagues. This in turn explains a significant part of the promotion gap between men and women, according to Li. At the seminar, the results are discussed and placed in a Swedish context.

The seminar is part of Gender equality in the 2020s, a collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).


Danielle Li, Class of 1922 Career Development Professor and Associate professor at MIT Sloan School of Management

Magnus Tegborg, CEO at Alumni

Louis-Pierre Lepage, Associate Professor at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)

Peter Tai Christensen, Team manager at the Policy Section of Unionen

The seminar will be held in English and chaired by Ilinca Benson, deputy CEO at SNS.


The meeting is free of charge and open to SNS members*, specially invited guests of SOFI and SNS, academia as well as media.

You can choose to participate digitally or on site at the SNS offices at Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm. Register using one of the above registration buttons.

For participants on site lunch will be served at 11:30.

In case of cancellation after June 2 or in case of no-show, SEK 395 ex, VAT will be charged for those who registered to participate on site (this also applies to those who participate free of charge).

*List of SNS members/Information about membership