Since 2017, dr. Tanja Hentschel is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam. Her current research focuses on gender stereotypes, biases, leadership, and career choices. She received her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Assistant Professor of HRM and Organizational Behavior
Leadership and Management
Organizational Behavior, Gender Stereotypes, Diversity, Leadership
Personality and Behaviour in Organisations (EPMS Pre-Master)
BSc and MSc theses
Theses subjects: Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace, Women in Leadership, Diversity
NWO-funded Veni Project "The person I should be: Prescriptive self-stereotyping of women and men"
Progress toward achieving the UN’s sustainable development goal to foster gender equality is slow. Though women are better represented in the workplace than ever before, they remain underrepresented in many prestigious professions and high-level positions; women are also more often employed in people-oriented occupations and men in things-oriented occupations. Stereotypes (generalized assumptions about women and men) are a major reason for gender inequality.
This project develops theory and investigates how women’s and men’s internalization of stereotypes about who they should be (i.e., prescriptive self-stereotyping) can result in gendered career behavior and choices. In other words, the aim of this project is to understand how prescriptive self-stereotyping of women and men leads to gendered career trajectories.