Women and LeadershipSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Business, Leadership Studies, Management
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Scandinavia has some of the highest representations of women in positions of power in the world, and Scandinavian women are known to be independent and sexually liberated. This course analyzes the historical and sociological foundations for the strong position of women in Scandinavia. Analyze media representations of female leaders and explore how norms about gender equality and ‘proper’ behavior enable or complicate women’s rise to power. The course includes case studies of female leaders in the Danish political and corporate arena.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Entrepreneurship, Sociology


Katarina Hejrskov

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

LLB & Professional Legal Studies (Equivalent of the Danish cand.jur./Masters) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) from the University of Auckland. Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and accredited Mediator & Restorative Justice Facilitator (previously at the NZ Ministry of Justice). Founder and Mediator at Heron Mediation. Co-chair of International Summits at the Elder Mediation International Network and Course Aid & Legal Advisor for the Peace Foundation NZ. Expertise in conflict resolution, restorative justice and leadership. External lecturer of law at AUT Auckland. With DIS since 2021.